Stories Behind The Hymn: The Old Rugged Cross

“The Old Rugged Cross” is a popular hymn written in 1912 by evangelist and song-leader George Bennard (1873–1958).  It was first published in 1915, and can be found in 287 hymnals. Lyrics On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; and I love that old cross whereContinue reading “Stories Behind The Hymn: The Old Rugged Cross”

The God of Abraham Praise

Hymns 6 6 8 4, 6 6 8 4. Genesis xv. 1. ¶ Verse 1 THE God of Abraham praise, Who reigns enthroned above, Ancient of everlasting days, And God of love: Jehovah, Great I AM, By earth and heaven confest; I bow and bless the sacred name, For ever blest. ¶ Verse 2 TheContinue reading “The God of Abraham Praise”

Saviour, We Now Rejoice In Hope!

Hymn 6-8s. 1 SAVIOUR, we now rejoice in hope, That thou at last wilt take us up; With daily triumph we proclaim, And bless and magnify thy name; And wait thy greatness to adore When time and death shall be no more. 2 Till then with us vouchsafe to stay, And keep us pure fromContinue reading “Saviour, We Now Rejoice In Hope!”