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Michael English – “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference” (Live Gaither Vocal Band)

Watch this powerful and very moving rendition of Michael English of the song “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference” written by Bill Gaither and Gloria Gaither. He is definitely one of the best gospel singers and his performance is simply brilliant. What a blessing!

About Michael English

Michael English (born on April 12, 1962 in Kenansville, North Carolina) is a Christian singer who has been recording music since 1972. A native of Wallace, North Carolina, English performed in his family’s singing group, The Singing Samaritans, from 1972 until 1980. He left the group in 1982 and joined The Goodmans. His first big success in southern gospel music with the live recording of what would become his signature song, “I Bowed On My Knees (And Cried Holy).” He joined and became a lead singer for the Gaither Vocal Band in the late ’80s, Michael English helped popularize modern Southern gospel. He’d later leave the group to become one of the biggest stars in Southern gospel and CCM music in the early ’90s. He racked up four Dove Awards — including Artist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year.

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The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference Lyrics

Song by Gaither Vocal Band

‘Twas a life filled with aimless desperation
Without hope walked the shell of a man;
Then a hand with a nailprint stretched downward,
Just one touch then a new life began.

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 run in terror to hide;
Now those walls ring with love, warmth and laughter,
Since the giver of life moved inside.

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.

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.

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Gloria Gaither / William J. Gaither

The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference lyrics © Hanna Street Music

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  1. Absolutely beautiful! A great vocalist! Love it!

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