The old rugged cross

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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.
  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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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.
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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.
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Deborah T Dozier

Charlotte, NC, United States

This song resonates Jesus' ultimate sacrifice. I cling to the reminder if the Cross where His blood was shed to cleanse us from our sins. No, not just another song; but a song that speaks to salvation fir those who will accept Jesus Christ; and one day, we shall have our crowns.


Pius O. Emmanuel

Istanbul, Avcilar, Turkey

This is not just a song, but a reminder to suffering on the cross and a spiritual re-awakening!


Robert

UYO, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

this song I love so much. always lift my spirit high, Jesus Christ suffered and died to sanctify me


Lawrence

Akure, Ondo, Nigeria

Nice, it bailed out tonight when our project went off


Daniel Umoren

Akure, Ondo, Nigeria

Recently my spirit got drawn to this song. It's like I am wired with it now. O! What a life changing song.


Paul Cabrera

Fullerton, California, United States

I’ll be singing this at my church & I have fallen in love with the lyrics & vibes of the song.


Prophet Uche Harrison

Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

This song has changed my spiritual life.... Thanks to Jesus


James Innocencia

Kafanchan, Kaduna, Nigeria

This is soul lifting, always the first I love to hear in the morning, it prepares and reminds me of the life journey am in to and God’s love and great sacrifice.


Jerron Harris

Brooklyn Park, MN, United States

My favorite Hymn of all times. My grand dad loved it , and it was the only song on his lips while we tilled the soil.

It says it all about Jesus, and I almost play it every morning to start my day. This way I remember the Lord throughout my day.


Adrienne Pendleton

San Jose, CA, United States

Glory to God in the highest! Praise to The One who humbled himself as a baby in a manger, then as a sinless lamb, gave himself to be crucified for our sin. For my sin. Oh Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God. You demonstrate this love and mercy for me daily.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!