Sunday, December 14, 2008

Old Rugged Cross

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


This song will forever remind me of my mom, I have such vivid memories of her singing it.

With all my pictures of the Christmas tree I wanted to put one up that reflected why this is such a special season.
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10 comments:

Cari said...

Great shot...and that shot from the post below...amazing! I am going to have to try that!
Cari

Lou said...

I love your post tonight. A special memory, and a much needed reminder of the reason for the season.

Angela2932 said...

Very nicely done. Wonderful journaling and I love your lighting and composition.

Becky said...

I love your processing and the beautiful simple cross.
Somehow when I looked at your Keaton/red nose photos the other day I only saw the first two, but tonight I saw the last one of him holding his chin and it cracked me up. It reminded me of your DH posing for you.

Reds said...

Such a heartfelt post!! And I love that photo!

Jess said...

I LOVE that song, I have fond memories of my grandma singing/humming it while we would bake together. Wow I have really been slacking on the blog stalking lately, I have a lot of catching up to do! ;)

PierKiss said...

Beautiful cross and a wonderful reminder! :)

~Jenn H~ said...

I <3 this, I <3 you.

That's all.

Suzy said...

Beautiful! Both that song and your photo.

Christina said...

I love that hymn-it's one of my favorites. It reminds me of my Grandpa-totally made me smile today-thanks!

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