A young man presents a beautiful acoustic version of the old classic Christian hymn ‘The Old Rugged Cross’.
Kampher Shabong, sings of the Cross in his soothing voice, declaring of God’ goodness and love for sinners.
The ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ song is a popular hymn written in 1912 by American evangelist and song-leader George Bennard (1873–1958).
The song talks of the rugged Cross, which is ‘the heart of the Gospel’. A symbol of punishment and gore, where Jesus anguished upon and died for us and turned it into a symbol of ultimate love, forgiveness of sin, offering salvation to all who believes.
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.
The Cross, where our saviour and Lord Jesus Christ died for the world is forever cherished by believers. And as the author writes, we shall exchange it someday for a crown. Meaning, the suffering and trials we go through as followers and believers of Jesus shall be rewarded with crowns (blessings) in heaven.
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:21 (NKJV)