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The Old Rugged Cross

I grew up in a church that saw many generations of my family pass through its doors. All songs are sung in acapella using shaped notes; one of the favorites was the Old Rugged Cross. I’ve found that when we take time to understand the story behind the song, we appreciate it a little more, much like life.

Click on the links below for the story behind the story and to one of my favorite singers, George Beverly Shea. Enjoy!

The history behind "The Old Rugged Cross"

Listen to the song "Old Rugged Cross: George Beverly Shea - Old Rugged Cross ( 1957 )

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