'The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference' Gaither Vocal Band Live Performance

Listen to one of today’s most beloved and treasured worship songs, ‘The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference by the Gaither vocal band during a live performance. You won’t be disappointed. 

“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.”

The song is one of 300 songs written by George Bennard. Born into a modest family, he took on the responsibility of caring for his family as a coal miner when his father passed away. Later, he became a preacher and worked for the Salvation Army with his wife. 

His passion was to open the eyes of the world to the blessed gift of salvation from the Lord. He penned many songs expressing his gratitude and wonder. More than 100 years later, his legacy lives on within the notes and the lyrics of his worship songs. 

The vocal band Gaither performed a beautifully earnest rendition of ‘The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference.’ After its initial release, the performance has gone viral with over 17,000 views. People around the world are worshipping Jesus for His sacrifice on the cross while they listen to this poetic song. 

Adam Crabb sings solo as the music begins to play. He croons about the ‘aching desperation’ of needing Jesus until the moment Jesus’ sacrifice touches our lives. Then Wes Hampton, Bill Gaither, Todd Suttles, and Reggie Smith harmonize as they sing of the hope found at the foot of the cross. 

I can never tire of listening to worship music that points me back to Jesus. May this song infuse hope and appreciation for what Christ did for you and me. 

Galatians 6:14 “But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”


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