old rugged cross

(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

Written by George Bennard, 1913

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