ReleaseLyrics > Carman > The Old Rugged Cross/Oh, the Blood of Jesus Lyrics

The Old Rugged Cross/Oh, the Blood of Jesus Lyrics

Carman
"The Old Rugged Cross"
Words & Music: George Bennard, 1913.
The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan. Or Pokagon, Michigan. Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.
Sing to the Lord 233
Redback 305
Cokesbury 030
Great Gospel Songs and Hymns 065
American Country Hymn Book 191
.......................
Oh, that old rugged cross, so very much despised by the world--it still holds a wondrous attraction to me; for the Bible says that it was there that the dear Lamb of God left the glory that He had above to bear it on dark Calvary.

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 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.
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
(old rugged cross)
And exchange it some day for a crown.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Oh the Blood of Jesus"
.......................
The Gospel According to Saint John
1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
.......................

Carman
(cf. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir)

Oh, the blood of Jesus!
Oh, the blood of Jesus!
Oh, the blood of Jesus!
It washes white as snow.

Oh, the blood...of Jesus
(Oh, the blood of Jesus!)
Oh, the blood...of Jesus
(Oh, the blood of Jesus!)
Somebody say, Oh, the blood...of Jesus
(Oh, the blood of Jesus!)
It washes white as snow.

One day, nearly two thousand years ago, John the Baptist saw Jesus standing along the banks of the Jordan.
He pointed his finger and he said these words:
"Behold, the Lamb."
But you see, folks, this lamb isn't just an ordinary lamb.
This lamb is from God; and this lamb just doesn't cover, but this lamb takes sin away.
Behold, The Lamb of God, that taketh away the sins of the world.

That's why today I can say,
I'm thankful for the blood of Jesus!
You know, I'm
I'm thankful for the blood of Jesus!
Yes, I am
Oh, I'm thankful for the blood of Jesus!
It washes white as snow.

Oh, the blood...of Jesus!
(Oh, the blood of Jesus!)
Oh, the blood...of Jesus!
(Oh, the blood of Jesus!)
Oh, the blood of Jesus!
(Oh, the blood of Jesus!)
It washes white as snow.
Yes, it does
It washes white as snow.
It washes white as snow.

Ultimate Praise (2002)

Passion for Praise, Volume One (1999)

Mission 3:16 (1998)

I Surrender All (1997)

Yo! Kidz: The Hitz (1996)

R.I.O.T. (Righteous Invasion of Truth) (1995)

Yo Kidz 2, the Armor of God (1994)

Addicted to Jesus (1993)

The Standard (1993)

Revival in the Land (1993)

Comin' on Strong (1992)

The Champion (1992)

High Praises, Volume One (1991)

A Long Time Ago... In a Land Called Bethlehem (1986)

Some-o-dat (1982)

Sunday's on the Way (1973)