The Old Rugged Cross

Verse 1:

      A         A7           D         

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross

     E                       A

The emblem of suffering and shame

       A             A7              D          B7

And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

      E                          A

For a world of lost sinners was slain


         E                      A

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross

         D                      A 

Till my trophies at last I lay down

                                D     Dm

I will cling to the old rugged cross

       A/E           E          A

And exchange it someday for a crown

Verse 2:

O 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

Verse 3:

To that old rugged cross I will ever be true

Its shame and reproach gladly bear

Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away

Where His glory forever I’ll share