The Old Rugged Cross
As sang by Les and Ruth Andrieux

n a 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.
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.To the old rugged cross I will every be true,
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me someday, to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.
Chorus: So I'll cherish the Old Rugged Cross,
Till my glory at last I lay down
I will cling to the Old Rugged Cross,
and exchange it someday for a crown.
Composed by George Bennard. © renewed 1941, The Rodeheaver Co. All rights reserved.