Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Taking A Break

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to focus on Easter, and it's deep importance in the life of a Believer
in Christ.

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.


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.
 
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.


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.


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.

 
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.

 So, so thankful for what Christ has done.

4 comments:

  1. My all time favorite hymn. I need to write those words down and look at them every day.

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  2. This is hymn is in my top 3 of all time favorites!--Especially verse 3. (o:

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  3. Love the photo...the hymn what can I say...it brings tears to my eyes. You mentioned focusing on Easter, so important. It seems to be the "over-looked" Christian holiday. Doing special things for the children to remember...making Easter memories and traditions, so they will want to do the same with their children.

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  4. Enjoy your break my friend. I love that hymn. Those words are such a perfect reminder of what Jesus did for us :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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