The Old Rugged Cross
by George Bennard, 1873-1958
Beneath the Cross of Jesus
by Elizabeth Clephane 1830-1869
Near the Cross
by Fanny J. Crosby 1820-1915
This medley performed by the Acoustix
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.
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.
Beneath the cross of Jesus
I fain would take my stand,
The shadow of a mighty rock
Within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness,
A rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noontide heat,
And the burden of the day.
In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever,
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.