Old Rugged Cross
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.
1Peter 2:21-25 – “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”
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.
In loving memory of Marvin W. (“Cowboy Bill”) Lyle, August 19, 1927 - February 10, 2021 (Obituary and service info.)
Writer(s): P. McCann, G. Bennard
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