At church one dark day Jesus found me;
I was hiding alone in the back.
He called me by name,
My heart did He save
Even though it was sin-full and black.
When I left there my soul was on fire,
Covered now in my Savior’s own blood.
I was poor but I bought
A cheap silver cross,
Made a necklace from string in the mud.
REFRAIN That old cross is still here today
It’s never too far away
That’s where Christ left my sins
That’s where my life begins
It reminds me of the price that He paid.
A new chain took the place of that string
But the cheap silver cross still remains
It’s turned black as night
It’s an ugly sight
Like the sins Jesus left there to hang.
Whenever I start feeling down
Whenever I’m tempted to stray
I look at that cheap
Silver cross blackened deep
Jesus died for us all that dark day.