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The Old Rugged Cross Made
The Difference

'Twas a life filled with aimless desperation
Without hope walked the shell of a woman.
Then, a hand with a nail print 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 to hide.
Now those walls ring with love, warmth and laughter,
Since the Giver of Life moved inside.

(Repeat 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:
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.
Tag:
I will praise Him forever and ever and ever,
For the cross made the difference for me.

Author:  William J. Gaither
WMA
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