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The Old Rugged Cross
lyrics and chords

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The Old Rugged Cross lyrics and chords are provided for your personal use, it was recorded by Anne Murray and many others. It's not a difficult country gospel song to learn, the chords are simple.


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The Old Rugged Cross
Recorded by Ann Murray
Written by George Bernard
[3/4 time]
G                           C
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
    D7                      G
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
      D7                        G
For a world of lost sinners was slain
   D7                          G
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
        C                      G
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
     G              D7        G
And exchange it someday for a crown
O that old rugged cross so despised by the world
      D7                      G
Has a wondrous attraction for me
For the dear lamb of God left His glory above
   G          D7   G
To bear it on dark Calvary
repeat #2


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Here's an old hymn that's been around for many years and recorded by many artists, Anne Murry's version is among my favorites. It's done in 3/4 time with simple chords and a beautiful melody. You can easily learn to play this grand old country gospel. Print The Old Rugged Cross lyrics and chords, it will be a great addition to your lyrics collection.