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

20 for 2020: GLH Reading List

Grace published 20 new books in the 1920's. We've decided to read them in order during 2020, just like her 1920's readers did!

January: Exit Betty (1920) and Cloudy Jewel (1920)

February: The Tryst (1921) and The City of Fire (1922)

March: The Big Blue Soldier (1923) and Tomorrow About This Time (1923)

April: Re-Creations (1924) and Not Under the Law (1925)

May: Ariel Custer (1925) and A New Name (1926)

June: Coming Through the Rye (1926)

July: The Honor Girl (1927)

August: Job's Niece (1927)

September: The White Flower (1927) and Found Treasure (1928)

October: Crimson Roses (1928) and Blue Ruin (1928)

November: Duskin (1929) and Out of the Storm (1929)

December: The Prodigal Girl (1929) and Your favorite GLH Christmas Book!


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