Friday, April 3, 2015

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, 2015

                                                  Happy Easter everyone and May God Bless!!


  1. Oh --what a wonderful poem... Made me cry.. Seems like Holy Week always makes me emotional. Jesus DIED for ME and for YOU... God Bless us all.

    Have a blessed Easter.

  2. Beautiful poem and a beautiful tribute. I just hope that people remember his sacrifice and do not do unfair things in the name of religion.
    I hope that all is well with you. Please take care of yourself.

    1. Thank you Munir. I feel the same way. hugs to you.

  3. PS
    Happy Easter ! There are beautiful flowers displayed at work. I am sure if you saw them you would write a beautiful poem.

  4. Thank you, Susie, for this lovely poem. I hope you have a blessed Easter and feel God's love for you.

  5. Susie,
    This is a very nice poem, and shows your love for Jesus. I am feeling Jesus in my heart today on this Good Friday.

    love you, dear friend.


    1. Thank you Sheri. I feel the same. Much love to you.

  6. Susie, it is perfect! You have expressed the glory of the cross so beautifully.

  7. Susie, I am so thankful that our Lord loved us so much. He has given us everlasting love. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

  8. He is Risen. I thank Him each day for my salvation.

  9. Beautifully written, Susie. I hope you had a nice Easter.