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. 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.
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 forever His glory I'll share. 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.
[written by: George Bennard 1913]
1 Peter 2:24 … Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Hebrews 12:2 … Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Colossians 2:14 … Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.
1 Corinthians 1:18 … For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
John 3:16 … For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ♥