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Lyr Add: The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference

Joe Offer 02 Aug 12 - 04:53 PM
GUEST 25 Jul 14 - 01:39 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: The Old Rugged Cross Made a Difference
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Aug 12 - 04:53 PM

There was a request in the Country & Western Gospel Hymnals index thread for "The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference." This YouTube search (click) will find several recordings of the song, which is also referred to as "The Old Rugged Cross Made A Difference."

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS MADE THE DIFFERENCE
(William J Gaither & Gloria Gaither, 1970)

'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.
CHORUS

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.
CHORUS


I got a so-so transcription of the lyrics at http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/gaither_vocal_band/the_old_rugged_cross_made_the_difference.html
The first verse and chorus were verified in Country & Western Gospel Hymnal, Volume Four, which doesn't contain the additional verses.
I verified the third verse on this Gaither recording. The

There's a Jimmy Swaggert video here (click) - that's where I found information to correct the second verse.

I'll post a MIDI on request. Gaither music isn't my kind of music, so I won't go to the trouble of transcribing it unless there's a specific request.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 14 - 01:39 PM

Hi Joe,

Could you please transcribe The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference, please? I would really appreciate it.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 14 - 01:41 PM

Hi Joe,
Could you please upload the midi file?
Thanks


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