Text Based On John Chapter 19 (KJV)
And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross.
And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH
THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Words: George Bennard: 1873-1958
Music: George Bennard: 1873-1958
1913 (Irregular) v4/A
ON A HILL FAR AWAY
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.
In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.
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.