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Johnny & June's Touching 'Old Rugged Cross' Performance (LIVE) (WATCH)

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Check out Johnny Cash and his beautiful and talented wife, June, singing the famous country gospel song, "Old Rugged Cross"! Before their performance, Johnny said, "This song out of all the songs, including "Boy Named Sue" and all the rest of 'em, the biggest selling sheet music in the last hundred years is this song, "Old Rugged Cross"." 

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. It has been covered numerous times; for example, Loretta Lynn, Alan Jackson, Craig Wayne Boyd, Merle Haggard, and George Jones.

The world knows how perfectly Johnny and June sound when their voices are intertwined, but add an inspirational tune like this, and they're unstoppable. Their performance is so beautifully done; it's a must-watch!

+++++++++++ 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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