The Old Rugged Cross Wooden Hymn Art

The Old Rugged Cross Wooden Hymn Art

from 35.00

Our wooden hymn art is handmade with love by Kayla Currier, owner of Live Oak Boutique. 

Each hymn has been transferred to a whitewashed wooden art panel. You will notice distressing on some of the letters and notes, which gives the art piece a beautiful vintage, shabby chic look. See additional details below!

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This hymn, The Old Rugged Cross, was begun in 1912 by George Bennard as he was holding evangelistic meetings in Michigan. He was contemplating the meaning of the cross, and was inspired to begin the song while meditating on John 3:16. He was unable to finish it, however, until early in 1913, while holding another series of evangelistic services. The song soon achieved wide popularity when it was introduced by evangelist Homer Rodeheaver. The cross and its meaning for believers are the themes of this hymn. The cross is seen as “the emblem of suffering and shame” in the first stanza, yet it has “a wondrous attraction” in the second and “a wondrous beauty” in the third. Why is such symbol of shame found so attractive? Because it is there that “Jesus suffered and died to pardon and sanctify me.” The joy that is found in contemplating the cross is not found in the shame, but in the promise that someday the saints will exchange the labor of sanctification for the crown of life (James 1:12, Rev. 2:10). *Reference

Add meaningful art to your home or give the sentimental gift of a cherished memory with our Wooden Hymn Art Collection. These wooden hymn art pieces are a beautiful addition to a gallery wall or propped up on a nightstand or mantel.

Hymn Art Size Options:

  • Petite: 6 x 8 x 1.5 = $35.00

  • Original: 11 x 14 x 1.5 = $45.00

Available Hymns: 

  • Amazing Grace

  • Blessed Assurance

  • In The Garden

  • It Is Well With My Soul

  • Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

  • The Old Rugged Cross

  • Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

  • When We All Get To Heaven


The story behind our Wooden Hymn Art Collection

Hymns bring back such sweet memories. For me, memories of going to the little Baptist church in Vega, Texas with my mom and brothers, sitting close to the front row, trying our best to behave. For my mom, hymnals bring back sweet memories of her Grandmother singing in the kitchen. For many, hymns have a way of bringing back cherished memories of loved ones who have already gone home to be with Jesus.  I wanted to create beautiful timeless art that brings back cherished memories and reminds us of the gospel. 
— Kayla Currier