THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

Available worship resources for The Old Rugged Cross include: chord chart, multitrack, backing track, lyric video, and streaming. This hymn was written by George Bennard, 1913. Modern arrangement and recording by Nathan Drake, Reawaken Hymns. CCLI# 7197431

 

FULL BAND

The Old Rugged Cross Chords

Intro/Interludes:   G      C      G      D/F#

         G                                     C
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
        D/F#                                     G
The emblem of suffering and shame;
           G                                                 C
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best,
         D /F#               C                   G
For a world of lost sinners was slain.


       Chorus
                  D/F#                               G
      So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
                   C                                 G
      Till my trophies at last I lay down;
                 G                                    C
      I will cling to the old rugged cross,
                G                           D/F#          G
      And exchange it some day for a crown.


                G                                       C
Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, 
           D/F#                                   G
Has a wondrous attraction for me; 
              G                                            C
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above 
     D/F#         C           G
To bear it to dark Calvary.


      Chorus


             G                                                   C
In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, 
      D/F#                       G
A wondrous beauty I see; 
                 G                                          C
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, 
      D/F#            C             G
To pardon and sanctify me.


      Chorus

 

ACOUSTIC

The Old Rugged Cross Chords (Acoustic)

(Suggested Capo 3) 

          G                                    C

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

         D                                          G

The emblem of suffering and shame;

           G                                                   C

And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

           D                      G

For a world of lost sinners was slain.

 

 

Refrain

            D                                     G

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

             C                                  G

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

           G                                     C

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

          G                             D             G

And exchange it some day for a crown.

 

 

                 G                                       C

Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,

           D                                          G

Has a wondrous attraction for me;

               G                                            C

For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above

      D                           G

To bear it to dark Calvary.

 

                 Refrain

 

             G                                                     C

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

      D                             G

A wondrous beauty I see,

                 G                                         C

For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,

        D                  G

To pardon and sanctify me.

 

                   Refrain