The Old Rugged Cross

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. more »


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1967
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On a hill far away 
Stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of sufferin' 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
'Til 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)
The old rugged cross
('Til my trophies at last I lay down)
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
'Til my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown
(For a crown)

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Written by: George Bennard

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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