The cross of Jesus is dear to our hearts.
 
Here are some quotes that express our feelings well:
 
"But God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" - The Apostle Paul
 
"There is no getting near God except as we get near to the Cross."  - Charles Spurgeon
 
The Old Rugged Cross, written in 1912 by George Bennard:
 
On a hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross
The emblem of suff'ring 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
 
Oh, 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
 
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
 
In the old rugged Cross, stain'd with blood so divine
A wondrous beauty I see
For the dear Lamb of God, left his Glory above
To pardon and sanctify me
 
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
 
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