the old rugged cross lyrics – brad paisley

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.

/ brad paisley lyrics