To venable (verb): To randomly muse upon this and that.

The Cross.

Here is another old hymn that does not get into the modern hymn books. No doubt there is a certain quaintness. However, it expresses some splendid truth. And here is some music if you want to sing

  1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
    The emblem of suff’ring and shame;
    And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best
    For a world of lost sinners was slain.

    • Refrain:
      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 someday for a crown.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
    Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
    Then He’ll call me someday to my home far away,
    Where His glory forever I’ll share.

Comments on: "The Cross." (2)

  1. I didn’t think there were any “Modern Hymn Books”. I think in most churches it’s just PowerPoint now. We’ve been trying to find one for use in our Breaking of Bread, but haven’t found anything suitable.

  2. Andy, Books like Praise! and Christian Hymns have not got it. These books are from the last twenty years.

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