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Old Rugged Cross

On a hill far away stood an 4 old rugged cross
The 5 emblem of suffering and 1 shame
And I love that old cross where the 4 dearest and best
For a 5 world of lost sinners was 1 slain

So I'll 5 cherish the old rugged 1 cross (the old rugged cross)
Till my 4 trophies at last I lay 1 down
I will cling to the old rugged 4 cross (the old rugged cross)
And ex- 1 change it some 5 day for a 1 crown

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

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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A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.