Monday, April 14, 2014

Old Rugged Cross

                                                       It stood on a hillside
                                                       An old rugged cross
                                                       The emblem of suffering
                                                       For sinners that were lost

                                                       His bloodshed was eminent
                                                       To crucify they were bound
                                                       He wore a crown of thorns
                                                       Destined for heaven's crown

                                                       They mocked and smote him
                                                       They placed thieves by his side
                                                       My God Why Has Thou Forsaken
                                                       He cried before he died

                                                       They wrapped him in linen
                                                       Placed him in a borrowed tomb
                                                       They rolled a great stone
                                                       In the doorway to entomb

                                                       On the third day they came
                                                       At the rising of the sun
                                                       The stone was rolled away
                                                       They could not hold God's son

                                                       On that old rugged cross
                                                       His bloodstains washed away
                                                       All the sins in this world
                                                       He surely lives today

                                                       Thank you Lord for that old cross
                                                       You made the ultimate sacrifice
                                                       Like the thief on the cross
                                                       I'll see you in paradise

                                                       © Susie Swanson, 2014

Many thanks to each one of you for your prayers, emails, and cards. Every prayer has been felt and heard. God is working it out one day at a time. I go to the Specialist this week and that's an answered prayer for sure. My appointment wasn't till the 13th of May and they had a cancellation .
I have my good days and bad ones. Whatever it is sure has me bum fuzzled. Right when I think I've seen it all, something else will pop up. But I keep in mind there's alot more people in worse shapes and God will take care of it. It may not always be in our time but he knows all things and has a plan already in place.
I've missed all of you and your awesome posts but will get around to each one as much as possible. I wish each of you a very Happy Easter and May God Bless !! Susie.


  1. Susie, I hope you have a blessed Easter too. I have missed you and your heart felt poems. I have you in my prayers. Stay strong dear lady, xoxo,Susie

  2. A wonderful poem Susie, You are in my prayers! HUGS!!

  3. Sending prayers for your speedy recovery!

  4. Beautiful poem --and especiallly this week (Holy Week) when we experience Christ's death... Very emotional week --but the good news is that HE LIVES...Easter will be here !!!! Praise be to God.

    Hope you feel better soon. Prayers for you, Susie.

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this touching poem and may you have a blessed Easter!

    I hope you feel better soon. Hugs!

  6. So glad to hear things are moving in the right direction Susie! Continued healing thoughts for you :)

    Lovely poem, and have a happy Easter :) Hugs across the miles

  7. Many thanks to each one of you for your sweet words and prayers. I hope to be back full time soon and able to visit your wonderful posts. May God Bless each one of you.

  8. This is such a touching poem! The words, "My God,why hast thou forsaken me," just tears at my heart. They truly tell us how much He was suffering for us.

    I think of you every day, Susie, and am praying you're gonna be better, real soon.

  9. Hi Susie, I wish you the very best of everything when you go into your specialist this week. I'm so glad that you didn't have to wait until May! Please let me know how you are getting along and know that I think of you everyday and keep you in my prayers. I'm glad to hear that you are having a good day here and there. They really help to keep our strength and spirits up. Have a lovely Wednesday ahead! With Love, Delisa :)

  10. Susie,
    Prayers are with you. Hope you are soon completely healed. Take care and hugs.

  11. Beautiful poem, Susie. Wishing you a very Happy Easter. I'm also hoping that you will be feeling better soon.

  12. I hope that you are feeling much better. My prayers are always with you.
    I have not visiting too many blogs either. I also have slowed down quite a bit. We do what we can and enjoy what others are writing.
    Take care.
    - Munir