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Loretta Lynn's Inspirational 'The Old Rugged Cross' Performance (LIVE) (WATCH)

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Loretta lynn Songs | Loretta Lynn's Inspirational 'The Old Rugged Cross' Performance (LIVE) (WATCH) | Country Music Videos
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Check out the living legend, Loretta Lynn, performing the popular hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross",  an inspirational song that is very popular in the country music genre. It's been covered dozens of times, most notably by Ernest Tubb, Alan Jackson, Anne Murray, Brad Paisley, George Jones, Johnny Cash, and so many others. Most recently, The Voice champion, Craig Wayne Boyd moved the nation with his performance.

Written by George Bennard in 1912, "The Old Rugged Cross" gained popularity when Ernest Tubb released his version in 1952 on his gospel album. The song expresses how the narrator cherishes the old rugged cross because Jesus Christ died upon it to save the world from their sins. 

Lynn's rendition is absolutely stunning.  Loretta, who is quoted for saying, "I'm trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain't too much spicy to tell about me," really wears her heart on her sleeve in this performance, showcasing not just her talent but also her beliefs.

LYRICS BELOW

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross
The emblem of suff'ring 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
Till 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
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

In the old rugged Cross, stain'd with blood so divine
A wondrous beauty I see
For the dear Lamb of God, left his Glory above
To pardon and sanctify me

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
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
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

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