Saturday, September 4, 2010


There's just something about the old hymns that reach down into the center of the soul and spirit. The Old Rugged Cross was my Mom's favorite hymn. I would guess that of her as she was a very humble and deeply spiritual woman. The words to this song are rich with praise and worship to the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us and our acceptance of that sacrifice. Let's open our hearts to true worship and we read and listen to this great hymn. God bless, Bobbi


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.


Continue on to Spiritual Sundays where worship and praise is flowing. Step in and be blessed.


Ruth said...

one of my favourite songs as well. i keep singing it every now and then and each time i do.. it never fails to move my spirit. Thanks for sharing.

Musings of A Minister said...

Good post and video. This is one of my favorite old hymns. I'm sorry we don't sing it anymore. Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend.

Virginia said...
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Virginia said...

Great post...beautiful hymn.
Joy & Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Bobbi, they played that song at my mother's funeral, it was her favorite to. It always brings a tear to my eye.


Saleslady371 said...

What is more powerful than the cross? Video is awesome.

Weezer said...

What a beautiful arrangement of an old favorite. I don't know of anyone who doesn't favor it. Wonderful.

Charlotte said...

This is one song that will never go completely out of style. Thank you for sharing this beautiful video version.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Old hymns and new hymns, one is silver and the other is gold. I love this song.

Renee said...

This is a beautiful old hymn! Thanks for refreshing us with it today.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh what sweet family memories to read and hear this as it was my dad's favorite of the lovely old praise and worship hymn songs. And what a powerful video!

Have a blessed week!

Heather said...

When this hymn comes to mind, I hear Johnny Cash singing it and my heart warms up all the more ♥

Truly a treasured song to keep.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh that is such a beautiful song...I love it too...

Mya said...

My mom's favorite also.
Preachers can preach for hours, they can change the words of their sermons to show a different slant on an old story, or use a new tactic to try to be creative, and I do understand the purpose. At the same time, this old song says it beautifully. The message is complete, it is thought provoking yet it is reverent, and the words are simple and few.

Dee said...

A life changing song. :)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

One of my favorite hymns. It is the national anthem of Christianity.

Solid Rock or Sinking Sand said...

I just love that hymnal. Every time I hear or sing it I get all misty eyed. Thank you Bobbi for this wonderful post. God bless, Lloyd

Brian Ray Todd said...

Dr. Bobbi, My wife and I love the old Hymns also. Unfortunately, the pastor of our church has decided that new contemporary Christian music will be the only music performed during the Sunday Worship services. There is a special "Hymn Sing" service sometimes on another day. Churches are putting all their eggs in the contemporay basket despite the great messages of the older loved hymns that they are abandoning. They say that the old hymns do not appeal to the younger crowd. What does that say about us, who want those old hymns? My favorite is "I'll Fly Away".

Anonymous said...

That song and Amazing Grace...takes me back to the small country only hear them @ funerals...thanks for this post !!!


Anonymous said...

One of the best of all time. I can be found singing this song pretty much anytime - anywhere. Funny, I was singing this song in Joann's one day. An elder woman a few feet down started singing with me. We just looked at each other smiled. I love those moments.

Unknown said...

I always cry when we sing this, and other classic hymns at church.
I think its because it reminds me of older loved ones who are now saints, and reminds me of my life as a young believer. The lyrics are so powerful, the message is timeless. Thank you for sharing.