Sunday, March 23, 2008

Great things HE hath done!

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.

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.

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.

Although I do have pictures of the kids and Easter items they received, they will be in a different post. This one is for the reason we celebrate this time of year - and a celebration it should be. Last week, the puppets sang "He Didn't Come Down" and it makes you wonder ... where would we be if Jesus had come down from the cross? Lost and dying with no hope. But praise God He stayed on the tree to die for you and me - and even greater - He rose again the third day. And that is a reason to celebrate!

Also, if you get a chance, stop by my friend's blog ... I love the words to the song she has. She sang it this morning and it was very pretty, too. She's also has the music on there as well.

1 comment:

HsKubes said...

I love the words to "The Old Rugged Cross"!
I loved the song the puppets sang, too. We hear it on the radio often and I love it every time!

I hope your sweetie is feeling better.
Praying for y'all as you prepare for his departure.

~ Christina