The Old Rugged Cross
The Old Rugged Cross Words and Music by George Bennard Cappo 3 Verse 1: G G7 C A7 On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, D D7 G The emblem of suffring and shame; G G7 C A7 And I love that old cross where the dearest and best D D7 G For a world of lost sinners was slain. Chorus: D D7 G So I'll cherish the old rugged cross. C G Till my trophies at last I lay down; G7 C I will cling to the old rugged cross, G D G And exchange it some day for a crown. Verse 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 cavalry. Verse 3: 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. Verse 4: To the old rugged cross, I will ever be true, Its shame and reproach gladly bear, Then He'll call on some day to my home far away, Where His glory forever I'll share.