Training to die

July 20, 2006 at 11:32 pm 4 comments

*For the few minutes I can spare at this moment in time…this song has been on my mind much of the week, following a session I had before an audience someplace reflecting with it what it might mean to live for Christ in our generation. I will see if I can go into bits of that when I pen down my spiritual autobiography sometime next month as earlier promised.
Composed by: Rev. George Bennard (1913) / Rodeheaver World Music (UK).
Source: Living Praise (Words Edition), Marshall Morgan & Scott (UK, 1983).
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 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 someday for a crown.

2. O, the 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.

3. In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

A wondrous beauty I see;

For ’twas on that old rugged cross Jesus suffered and died,

To pardon and sanctify me.

4. To the old rugged cross I will ever be true,

Its shame and reproach gladly bear;

Then He’ll call me someday to my home far away,

When his glory forever I’ll share.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gish  |  July 21, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    Loove his song it tells of the cross is all about!
    thanks for that

  • 2. uaridi  |  July 22, 2006 at 12:04 am

    There was a time all I could sing was the first line – thank you for the whole song, I have copied it on my desktop and will think of you Jesus as I meditate on the song

    Have a good week

  • 3. Kenyan Analyst  |  July 24, 2006 at 12:58 am

    Glory to God!

  • 4. Jonathan Lewis of  |  December 2, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    I love that song…

    If I feel the sond deep inside and contemplate about it. It always bring a tear to my eyes…

    Praise God


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