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Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

“The Old Rugged Cross”

 
 
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By Melinda Roberts, September 4, 2012
1. "The Old Rugged Cross" Marker
Inscription. Most popular and widely accepted Christian hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" completed by Rev. George Bennard during Evangelistic meetings here Dec. 29, 1912 - Jan. 12, 1913

First sung as a quartet in the Friends Church Parlors and as a duet at the last service from penciled words and notes

"The 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.

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.

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.

Chorus
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.
 
Location. 44° 
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By Melinda Roberts, September 4, 2012
2. "The Old Rugged Cross" Marker
49.746′ N, 87° 23.346′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is at the intersection of West Maple Street and North Kendall Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Maple Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the property of Friends Community Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 W Maple St, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anchor (approx. ¼ mile away); 41-Foot Utility Boat Large (UTB) (approx. ¼ mile away); Semper Paratus (approx. ¼ mile away); Dunlap Reef Light Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); Air Funnel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Propeller and Stirrup Bearing (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steam Engine (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This list includes markers discussing the composition of the song "Old Rugged Cross".
 
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By Melinda Roberts, September 4, 2012
3. "The Old Rugged Cross" Marker
"The Old Rugged Cross" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, September 4, 2012
4. "The Old Rugged Cross" Marker
 
 
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