Verse one:
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On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
    D                        G
The emblem of suffering and shame
        G                            C          Am7
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
        D                         G
For a world of lost sinners was slain

         D                      G
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
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Till my trophies at last I lay down
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I will cling to the old rugged cross
        G             D          G  
And exchange it some day for a crown

Verse two:
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

Verse three:
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

Verse four:
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
Artist: Unknown
CCLI: 19722

© Words: Public Domain / Music: Public Domain