Thursday, March 20, 2008

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.


So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day 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 to dark Calvary.

In that 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 that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
then he'll call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I'll share.


  1. This is Tom's favorite song!!!
    Beautiful isn't it?

  2. I so enjoy the old hymns Trish. And this one is indeed beautiful.
    There are sermons in many of the older hymns if we would but look into their words.
    Praying for Mandy to find work.
    Love you dear friend.

  3. Thank you so much for your prayers!
    Yes, I too love the old Hymns...
    miss them alot!!!
    Love you too dear friend!

  4. I love that hymn it makes me cry and brings me peace!!