When perusing the web today, I came upon the following picture:
This made me want to save my favorite song to my commonplace book.
- 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 BestFor 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 someday for a crown.
- 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.
- In that 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.
- To the old rugged cross I will ever 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.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “[a]Cursed is everyone who hangs on a [b]tree”— Galatians 3:13 NASB
[a] Deuteronomy 21:23
[b] Or cross; lit wood
This and more Hymns can be found here.
Here is a youtube video of it being sung by one of my favorite groups from that same childhood.