One Man Plays Guitar and Sings a Beautiful Cover of ‘The Old Rugged Cross’

Jonathan Schmitz sings a beautiful version of the classic hymn ‘The Old Rugged Cross.’

The Old Rugged Cross - Jonathan Schmitz

‘The Old Rugged Cross’ was written in 1912 by George Bennard. The hymn tells the story of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

Its message is simple and powerful: Jesus died for our sins and offers us redemption.

When Schmitz sings and plays the guitar, we are reminded of Christ’s work on the cross.

The lyrics take us to Calvary, where Jesus gave His life for us. The hymn starts with, “On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame.” This line helps us picture the scene and feel the weight of Jesus’ sacrifice.

Another line says, “And I love that old cross where the dearest and best for a world of lost sinners was slain.

This shows how much Jesus loved us. He was perfect and without sin, yet He died for us to save us.

The hymn’s message is clear. John 17:4 says, “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.

Jesus completed His mission by dying on the cross. Through His death and resurrection, He offers us eternal life.

Schmitz’s performance of the hymn is heartfelt. It makes us think about the cross’s meaning.

The cross symbolizes hope, redemption, and love. The chorus reminds us to cherish the cross and hold on to our faith.

It says, “So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it someday for a crown.

The hymn encourages us to live with gratitude. In tough times, we can look to the cross and find comfort.

In happy times, we can celebrate our victory in Christ.

The hymn also calls us to share the Gospel with others. The love and grace we receive from Jesus are meant to be shared.

As we sing ‘The Old Rugged Cross,’ we are reminded of our mission to spread God’s word.


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