the old rugged cross lyrics – mickey gilley

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 the best,
for a world of lost sinners was slain.

and 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.

— instrumental —

on that old rugged cross, so despised by this old world.
has a wondrous attraction for me,
for a dear lamb of god left his glory above,
to bear it to dark cavalry.

and 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…

/ mickey gilley lyrics