The Old Rugged Cross Lyrics - Johnny Cash with Jessi Colter

Jessi Colter Believe in Him cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:21
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
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Believe in Him
  • 2 Another Wide River to Cross
  • 3 God Ain't No Stained Glass Window
  • 4 Over There
  • 5 The Old Rugged Cross
  • 6 My Children Walk in Truth
  • 7 You're Driftin' Away
  • 8 Belshazzar
  • 9 Half a Mile a Day
  • 10 One of These Days I'm Gonna Sit Down & Talk to Paul