Sunday, March 29, 2009

Son-Day: "The Old Rugged Cross"


What Happened to Your Hand by Lars Justinsen



The Old Rug­ged Cross was writ­ten in Al­bi­on, Mi­chi­gan. Or Po­ka­gon, Mi­chi­gan. Or Stur­geon Bay, Wis­con­sin. All three towns claim to be the birth­place of this hymn.

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.


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.


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.


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 His glory forever 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.

Have a Blessed Son-Day!!!!

Resurrection by Danny Hahlbohm

6 comments:

Darla said...

Amen!

Susan said...

This was my father's favorite hymn. I love it, too.
Susan

Zaroga said...

Beautiful version of the song, Carla. My Daddy used to sing this often as he played his guitar.

Grammy said...

A wonderful hymn!
I enjoyed our talk too.

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

"What happened to your hand" - what a sweet picture. Just love it. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration all the time!

Kristin

RhondaLue said...

we sang that song at my grandmas funeral last year. I'd never heard it previously