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Old Rugged Cross Lyrics and Music

The glorifying words and lyrics of the favorite hymn begin with "On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame" as the first line of the hymn. Both the lyrics and the music of the "Old Rugged Cross" hymn were written by its American author and composer, George Bennard. The writer and composer, George Bennard, was born on February 4, 1873 and died on October 10, 1958. George Bennard was born in Youngstown, Ohio, United States and became famous as a composer and musician. We have placed "Old Rugged Cross" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the glorifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and well-known church hymn.

Old Rugged Cross Hymn
Title: Old Rugged Cross *** Name of Writer and Composer: George Bennard *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs



Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Old Rugged Cross
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): George Bennard (February 4, 1873 to October 10, 1958)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: George Bennard
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame"
First Publication Date: 1913


Old Rugged Cross Lyrics

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.

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.


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 some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.


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