Craig Wayne Boyd - The Old Rugged Cross Lyrics




On a hill far away stood an Old Rugged Cross
The emblem of suffering 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
And 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
It's shame and reproach, gladly bear
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away
Where His glory forever I'll share

And I'll cherish the Old Rugged Cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
And I will cling to the Old Rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

Yeah, I will cling to the Old Rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown





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  1. alan smlth

    Thank you Jesus for what you did for me,Words cannot tell you how much i love you.

  2. C Petersen

    You have a wonderful voice, I especially love your Old Rugged Cross, I do hope to hear more of the Christian music.

  3. Alaitain

    Craig Boyd version is the Best "ever" I've heard in my 55 yrs of my life.....

  4. WILD WOMAN

    I still get cold chills every time I hear CWB sing this song!! Love his voice. Diffirent than anybody else. He gave over 100% of his voice to this song. Combined w/his voice, the stage setting, & the musicians no way was CWB not winning The Voice after this performance. So proud for him. Hope he's doing well.

  5. Arleen Smith

    I don't think this was as good as his other performances but I'm not saying it wasn't good

  6. savanna

    On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
    The emblem of suffering 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
    And 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
    It's shame and reproach gladly bear
    Then he'll call me someday to my home far away
    Where his glory forever I'll share
    And I'll cherish the old rugged cross
    Till my trophies at last I lay down
    And I will cling to the old rugged cross
    And exchange it some day for a crown
    I will cling to the old rugged cross
    And exchange it some day for a crown

  7. ryowen 2007

    On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
    The emblem of suffering 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
    And 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
    It's shame and reproach gladly bear
    Then he'll call me someday to my home far away
    Where his glory forever I'll share

    And I'll cherish the old rugged cross
    Till my trophies at last I lay down
    And I will cling to the old rugged cross
    And exchange it some day for a crown

    I will cling to the old rugged cross
    And exchange it some day for a crown

  8. Nelly Tchilingorova

    Thank you Lord for Craig talent . My day is blessed when I listen this great
    Song .
    Love it . Love it .

  9. Michael Frey

    I still cling to the old rugged cross

  10. Alaitain

    Amazing ! What can be said ? But great !

  11. Debbie Bushard

    God is Great Craig's my Singer God xo 🥀🌾🥀🌾🌾💮🌸🌼🏵️🌹🌻🌺🌼🌱🌲☘️🌿🌵🌴

  12. Ruthie Bishop

    Praise God, for this beautiful soul, belting his heart out for our Lord!

  13. Teresa Farr,Hazelrig

    Craig Wayne Boyd, Your amazing ! Love all your Songs.God Bless you and your family.

  14. Neilanuo Zumu

    My favourite of the voice all time winner. May God bless you more in the coming days ... Glorify His name all your life. Words can't express how happy i am to hear this song in The Voice show.

  15. Evelyn Miles

    I knew when I heard this he won. I play it often. Happy Easter.

  16. Kathy zrinyi

    Jesus said pick up your cross and follow me. Rejoice in the afflictions.

  17. PBF

    He sang this sing exactly 3 months to the day before I lost my grandfather. He was a devout christian. I know he shines down on us today. We lost my grandmother 7 days shy of one year ago. I look forward to seeing them again one day. In his glory forever Ill share.

  18. Jami Abell

    Love his voice

  19. gema estrada

    The best versión in the world

  20. Brad Richardson

    This is CHURCH praise GOD

  21. Ivan J. Conway

    Man, it's been so long since I've heard this one.

    If you're going to do Gospel then do it with feeling and passion or don't bother at all. And with reverence and respect, as well.

    Thanks Craig. Much Love from Canada.
    Best of 2019. Out.

  22. Linda Heilman

    He sure deserved to win! Great voice! Keep on singing CWB..

  23. Alma Naylor

    bought your CD Top Shelve Craig Wayne Boyd, I really like it.

  24. gema estrada

    This is my favorite 💜🎤🎶

  25. Tina Humphries

    Fabulous

  26. Gary Jordan

    Beautiful!

  27. Alaitain

    This is , to me, the Best of version singing this song... amazing voice, Beautiful song.

  28. Jeannie Bruce

    Love it still!

  29. MrAdventurer59

    Wooow! The best song ever sang in a singing competition.

  30. Alaitain

    Amazing ! The best I've ever heard... So far in my life time (60) yrs, love this version..

  31. Lea- Lea

    I voted for you 10 times each time I voted! Amazing voice! I often wonder how your music career is going for you. Wishing you well!!

  32. Prince Jericho

    Nice songs

  33. Slave Of Christ

    Absolutely beautiful!

  34. Lisa Ramos

    I posted this song on this day, MARCH 30, 2018... when Christiandom celebrates Jesus' journey with the Cross

  35. Martha aka/ Marti Whipple

    Loved this at the time and Love it still, Craig Wayne Boyd!!!

  36. Laura Retyi

    Makes me cry every time, Praise Our Almighty God

  37. Di Ti

    Is there a way to watch the full season 7?

  38. Gabebigdog

    So glad they let him sing that on a competition show on live tv. GOD IS GREAT

    Alexa Medlock

    They shouldn't have. Not everyone wants to hear it.

    Augusto Duarte

    @Alexa Medlock America is a christian country. Move to China if you don't like that. Kisses.
    Plus: No one cares about your opinion.

    MitchyMitch10

    @Alexa Medlock Thats not how it works you dunce lmao

    Hop Along

    @Alexa Medlock it's called Freedom of Religion, not Freedom from Religion. Don't like it, don't listen to it.

  39. GORD SUE Paton

    Thank you Craig, so much, for bringing,. "The Old Rugged Cross" into the 20th century..All .Glory & Praise goes out to our Savior ,Lord Jesus Christ, our Abba Father, whom is all about forgiving....just ask him...

    Sheep Dog

    GORD SUE Paton it’s the 21st, but yeah.

  40. WILD WOMAN

    He deserved to win. He stayed true to who he is. Had chills the whole time he sang. He pleased God very much with this song! Stay true to who U R, Craig Wayne. I knew when this final moment was over, that U had won. It was so special & something for all of your fans to remember! Love You!

  41. Eva Kimono

    Amazing..........love..love

  42. Cristially

    Craig, you are AMAZING. Your voice is from another world.

  43. Betty Walsh

    AWESOME the BEST ever heard.

  44. Nathan Carter

    Amazing

  45. Betty Spearns

    Awesome! Beautiful song and you do it so beautifully! 🤗

  46. samuraifugitivo

    From a time when america was really blessed and good to God eyes.

  47. Martin Kreps

    Wow. Wow. That was amazing. Craig really deserved to win. He really did. He has a very soulful country voice. He reminds me of Travis Tritt a little bit.

    Raymond Carver

    Well, he sang The Whiskey Ain't Workin' during his blind audition, and has since sang the song with Travis at some shows.

  48. Skip Coursey

    God is good...Hallelujah!!!!

  49. Victoria Gee

    I keep coming back to listen to him sing this...just awesome...x

    Henrique Ramos

    Vikki G me too

    Jessica Hughes

    Vikki G Me too, he is awesome.

    Rebecca Joyner

    Yes I come to listen to this song all the time it was my daddy’s favorite song . He in a better place now 🙏🏼

    Jessica Hughes

    Me too.

    Scott Murphy

    @Jessica Hughes qqqqqaqqqqqqqq

  50. Scrappy Dappy Doo

    Beautiful. Too bad they wouldn't allow a cross to be shown. Very few Christians in high places on this planet. Be of good cheer for the new Heaven and the new Earth are coming. Amen. 🙏🙇👑

    WILD WOMAN

    Scrappy Doo Too What I don't understand is, Christians have to walk on eggshells & we have to accept all these other religions' ways & traditions. Why should they not have to accept our cross which has so much significance to us? This has bugged me for a long time. Craig Wayne is awesome, huh??

    Kevin Knight

    Scrappy Dappy Doo How do you know that they didn’t allow it?

    Ruthie Bishop

    It won't be long either!

  51. slime sisters

    so smooth yet so powerful

  52. Fanzy P

    Tears, tears

  53. Christopher Layug

    God is always good all the time. Thank you Father God for the precious gift that you have given us.

  54. Sunny Pony Studios

    God bless us all

  55. Paty Gu

    Love it ... This song
    God bless you all time

  56. Shari Jones

    This is ALL I need to start and end my days! Thank you Craig Wayne Boyd!

  57. Butter Bean

    Cherish. What a word. "I will cherish the old rugged cross." Gives me chills...

  58. Patricia Gail Spears Raper

    Amazing!

  59. Lynette Lynch

    amazing

    Rita Dupuis

    I have to hear "Old rugged cross " every day.. Craig Wayne Boyd did the dearest and best I have dreamed anyone could do.. it haunts me.. I long to see and hear him. someone please tell me if he is a true Christian.. how could he have done that song and the way he did it and not be.. most of my family are singers and musicians and I am so proud of them, I feel like I'm related to Craig. I am the farthest from being a grouppy..I am a 71yr old lady from Baton Rouge La...I get so much from that performance.. God bless you ,

  60. nxtrash and trashew suck big one

    😢😢😢😢 beautifully sung..