Took these this morning. A small church here has this Palm Sunday observance each year and it goes right by my house. I love watching and listening while they sing The Old Rugged Cross. It was so cold and rainy, I hope they were dressed warmly. Supposed to get a big snowstorm over the next three days. WHERE IS SPRING!
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,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.
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.
Ckick to hear the music http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/r/oruggedc.htm