Old Rugged Cross
Hymn composed in 1912 by Reverend George Bennard (1873-1958)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rugged Cross," one of the world's best loved hymns, was composed in
Albion, Michigan in 1912 by the Reverend George Bennard
(1873-1958). The son of an Ohio coal miner, Bennard was a lifelong
servant of God, chiefly in the Methodist ministry. He wrote the
words and music of over three hundred other hymns. None achieved
the fame of "The Old Rugged Cross," the moving summation of
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