Hymn: Words & Music:George Bennard, 1913

Found in Rainbow Cottage, Chapter 15

 

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.

Refrain:

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

2019 GLH Reading List

January: The Gold Shoe (1930)

February: Job's Niece (1927)

March: Lo, Michael (1913)

April: Kerry (1931)

May: Duskin (1929)

June: Head of the House (1940)

July: Ladybird (1930)

August: A Voice in the Wilderness (1916) Bonus: First, read  the connected book, "The Man of the Desert," for some character "backstory."

September: Coming Through the Rye (1926)

October: Tomorrow About This Time (1923)

November: Amorelle (1934)

December: By Way of the Silverthorns (1941)

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