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.
To the old rugged cross I will ever be true
It's 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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