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.
Words and Music: George Bennard, 1913
( John 3:16-17 KJV ) “For GOD so Loved the World, that HE Gave HIS Only Begotten SON ( Jesus-Yeshua ), that whosoever Believeth in HIM should not perish, but have Everlasting Life. For GOD Sent not HIS SON into the World to condemn the World; but that the World Through HIM might be Saved.” Jesus-Yeshua Christ LOVES Ye ALL!!
( John 3:5-7 KJV ) “Jesus-Yeshua Answered, Verily, Verily, I Say unto thee, Except a man ( or anyone ) be Born of Water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of GOD. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I Said unto thee, Ye must be Born Again.”!!
( Isaiah 53:5-6 KJV ) “But HE ( Jesus-Yeshua ) was Wounded for our Transgressions, HE was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our Peace was upon HIM; and with HIS Stripes we are Healed. All we like Sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.”!!