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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

The Old Rugged Cross

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of Bb

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of Bb
Text: George Bernard
Music: George Bernard
Tune: Old Rugged Cross
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #139
Category: General
Scripture: Galatians 6:14

1 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.

2 Oh, 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]

3 In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous attraction I see;
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died
To pardon and sanctify me. [Refrain]

4 To that 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]