Old Rugged Cross

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John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Gospel Music Hall of Fame. more »

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



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