The Old Rugged Cross

From Vol. 3
Gospel Goodies

SUGGESTED KEY: D

CAPO: None

CHORD FAMILY: D

TIME SIGNATURE: 3/4

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

A Little About This Song…

The Old Rugged Cross is a one of the most famous Christian hymns. Written in 1912 by evangelist George Bennard (1873–1958), the image of Jesus willingly hanging on the cross to save our souls inspired this powerful message of devotion. A favorite at Southern churches.

A Related Bible Verse…

Isaiah 53:5

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.

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