Old Rugged Cross Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Rev. George Bennard
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Gospel
length: 2:51
composer: George Bennard
lyricist: George Bennard
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 word 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
To the old rugged cross I will ever be true it's 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...

And exchange it some day for a crown

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Precious Memories
  • 2 Rock of Ages
  • 3 Old Rugged Cross
  • 4 Softly and Tenderly
  • 5 In the Sweet By and By
  • 6 Just as I Am
  • 7 Farther Along
  • 8 When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
  • 9 Amazing Grace
  • 10 At the Cross
  • 11 Have Thine Own Way Lord