Song Lyrics The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference

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heavensent
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Song Lyrics The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference

Post by heavensent » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:52 am

Would like to have the lyrics to the song The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference, and I think maybe that is sung by Jimmy Swaggart. I'm not completely sure about that, but I think that is who does it. Will appreciate any help I can get. God Bless
songinmyheart
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Re: Song Lyrics The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference

Post by songinmyheart » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:45 pm

Hi heavensent

We have this in our archives
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2458&hilit=The+Old+ ... Difference
And here’s a medley
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12126&p=45376&hilit ... nce#p45376

Jimmy Swaggart did sing it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdG0m09w_sc
So did the Gaithers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tMYXzcu3kE
The Cathedrals and others also recorded it.
Here are lyrics from the various renditions

'TWAS A LIFE FILLED WITH AIMLESS DESPERATION
WITHOUT HOPE WALKED THE SHELL OF A MAN
THEN A HAND WITH A NAILPRINT STRETCHED DOWNWARD
JUST ONE TOUCH, THEN A NEW LIFE BEGAN

CHORUS:
AND THE OLD RUGGED CROSS MADE THE DIFFERENCE
IN A LIFE BOUND FOR HEARTACHE AND DEFEAT
I WILL PRAISE HIM FOREVER AND EVER
FOR THE CROSS MADE THE DIFFERENCE FOR ME

BARREN WALLS ECHOED HARSHNESS AND ANGER
LITTLE FEET RAN IN TERROR; TRYING TO HIDE
NOW THOSE WALLS RING WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER
SINCE THE GIVER OF LIFE MOVED INSIDE

THERE'S A ROOM FILLED WITH SAD ASHEN FACES
WITHOUT HOPE, DEATH HAS WRAPPED THEM IN GLOOM
BUT AT THE SIDE OF A SAINT, THERE'S REJOICING
FOR LIFE CAN'T BE SEALED IN A TOMB
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Colossians 3:16
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