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Words and music: George Bernard (1873-1958)

The Old Rugged Cross

G C On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, D7 G The emblem of suffering and shame; C And I love that old cross where the dearest and best D7 G For a world of lost sinners was slain. Chorus: D D7 G So I'll cherish the old rugged cross, C G Till my trophies at last I lay down; C I will cling to the old rugged cross, G D7 G And exchange it someday for a crown. O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me; For the dear lamb of God left His glory above, To bear it on dark Calvary. In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see; For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, To pardon and sanctify me. To the old rugged cross I will ever be true, Its shame and reproach gladly bear; Then He'll call me someday to His home far away, Where His glory forever I'll share.
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