Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
“The Old Rugged Cross”
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.
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° 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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