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The Old Rugged Cross

The Baptist Hymnal No. 141
Text: George Bennard
Music: George Bennard
Tune: OLD RUGGED CROSS Meter: Irregular

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1.	On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
	The emblem of suff'ring and shame;
	And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
	For a world of lost sinners was slain.

2.	Oh, 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.

3.	In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
	Such a wonderful beauty I see;
	For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
	To pardon and sanctify me.

4.	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.

	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.

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