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Song Lyrics

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

Release History

The Johnny Cash song "The Old Rugged Cross" appears on the following albums:
Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul Of Truth
03 April 2012

Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul Of Truth

  1. Back in the Fold (3:24)
  2. Wings In The Morning (2:45)
  3. Gospel Boogie (A Wonderful Time Up There) (2:39)
  4. Look Unto The East (2:13)
  5. Over The Next Hill (We'll Be Home) (2:09)
  6. He's Alive (4:16)
  7. Sanctified (2:34)
  8. I've Got Jesus In My Soul (2:39)
  9. Would You Recognize Jesus (2:32)
  10. That's Just Like Jesus (3:11)
  11. When He Comes (3:32)
  12. I Was There when It Happened (2:15)
  13. I'm A Newborn Man (1:40)
  14. Keep Me From Blowing Away (3:04)
  15. Don't Give Up on Me (2:34)
  16. Strange Things Happening Everyday (3:31)
  17. Children Go Where I Send Thee (6:21)
  18. I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal (2:14)
  19. Waiting On The Far Side Banks Of Jordan (2:48)
  20. Lay Me Down In Dixie (1:59)
  21. Our Little Old Home Town (2:41)
  22. Belshazzar (2:30)
  23. Don't Take Everybody to Be Your Friend (2:22)
  24. My Children Walk In Truth (2:50)
  25. You'll Get Yours and I'll Get Mine (2:20)
  26. Oh Come, Angel Band (2:44)
  27. The Old Rugged Cross (2:49)
  28. One of These Days I'm Gonna Sit Down and Talk to Paul (3:21)
  29. This Train Is Bound For Glory (3:29)
  30. God Ain't No Stained Glass Window (3:07)
  31. I'm Gonna Try To Be That Way (2:48)
  32. Half A Mile A Day (3:21)
  33. What on Earth (Will You Do for Heaven's Sake) (2:03)
  34. Another Wide River To Cross (2:25)
  35. That's Enough (2:43)
  36. The Greatest Cowboy of Them All (3:41)
  37. You're Drifting Away (1:35)
  38. Believe In Him (3:25)
  39. Didn't It Rain (2:29)
  40. He Touched Me (2:32)
  41. Over There (3:12)
  42. Gospel Road (3:44)
  43. Way Worn Traveler (1:53)
  44. I'll Have a New Life (2:18)
  45. What is Man (2:24)
  46. Truth (2:17)
  47. Wildwood in The Pines (2:42)
  48. Never Grow Old (2:39)

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J.R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

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