The Old Rugged Cross

Hymns / Holy Week

"The Old Rugged Cross" is a popular Holy Week hymn written in 1912 by American George Bennard (1873-1958), an evangelist and song-leader.



The hymn has been a country gospel favorite, performed by some of the twentieth century's most important recording artists, including Elvis Presley, George Beverly Shea, Anne Murray, Jim Reeves, Mahalia Jackson and manya more. British television dramatist Dennis Potter used the gospel song in several of his plays, most notably Pennies from Heaven (1978); and the song also played a major part in "Gridlock" (2007), an episode of the long-running sci-fi drama series Doctor Who.


Video Credit:

The Old Rugged Cross. Youtube, uploaded by Smileyface522. Accessed March 30, 2012.


Resource:

The Old Rugged Cross.  en.wikipedia.org. Accessed March 30, 2012.



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