The Old Rugged Cross Lyrics - Patti Page

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Release information
Writer(s): George Bennard
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Gospel
length: 4:10
composer: George Bennard
lyricist: George Bennard
On 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.
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 some day for a crown.

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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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CD 1
  • 1 The Old Rugged Cross
  • 2 What a Friend
  • 3 Abide With Me
  • 4 Nearer, My God, to Thee
  • 5 Amazing Grace
  • 6 Rock of Ages
  • 7 The Lord's Prayer
  • 8 In the Garden
  • 9 Bringing in the Sheaves
  • 10 The Twenty-Third Psalm (Spoken)
  • 11 God Be With You Till We Meet Again