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The Old Rugged Cross
Words and Music by George Bennard - 1913
C              Cdim C               C7 F             Fdim F
G7 - C -
-                Cdim C               C7 F             Fdim D7
G7 - C -
Dm7 G7 C             Cdim C
F                F+ F6              F7 C -
-     A7 Dm -               Fm6
C G7 C -       (repeat all)
12-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suff’ring and shame.
And I love that old Cross, where the dearest and best,
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

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.
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.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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