Free Piano Arrangement of The Old Rugged Cross

As promised….here’s a free piano arrangement of “The Old Rugged Cross”.  I wrote it in memory of Letha Snodgrass, my piano student and friend. Sorry I didn’t post this sooner for those who would have used it for Easter. I just haven’t been in the writing mood lately until now.

Click on this link to download: The Old Rugged Cross

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15 Responses to “Free Piano Arrangement of The Old Rugged Cross”

  1. Karen Cordell says:


  2. Mikaela says:

    What a wonderful tribute to your friend. Thank you so much for this beautiful arrangement–I look forward to playing it! Just this week, I bought and downloaded your arrangement of “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” and I’m looking forward to incorporating that into my church’s worship service tomorrow. I love the inspiration and push towards quality that your site gives me. Have a blessed Resurrection Day tomorrow!

  3. Jean Yandle says:

    A lovely piece by a lovely daughter! A wonderful expression of love and hope.

  4. Shirley says:

    Thanks so much, Jenifer…it’s beautiful. I was so sorry to hear about your student. Loving sympathy and prayers for you and her family.

  5. Thank you so much for this beautiful arrangement. :) You don’t know how much of a blessing your site really is. It’s so hard for pianists to find fun and interesting arrangements these days, unless you do it yourself, which can sometimes become boring. :) Thank you again, you and this lady’s family are in my prayers.

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  7. DianneB says:

    Thank you, Jenifer, for this beautiful arrangement. What a lovely tribute.

  8. Amy DC says:

    Your arrangement of The Old Rugged Cross is beautiful. :) I would also like to share with everyone our arrangements of some of our favorite hymns: I hope you can use these sheet music when you play piano at church. God bless you!

  9. Mary S says:

    Exactly what I’m looking for. It is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. David Eldridge says:

    Dear Jenifer,

    thank you very much for your inspired arrangement and for making it available. Here in Sydney Australia, I sometimes play for our local Anglican church and today I played your arrangement on the piano during communion, only the first verse/chorus in a gentle reflective style.

    Ours is a ‘contemporary’ service, but sometimes I am a bit naughty and love to play beautiful pieces drawn from the past – many of us are starving for music with more depth and melody/musicality etc.

    Knowing that you wrote it in memory of your young student, I was particularly sensitive to the piece and after the service had upwards of 20 individual comments, some who said that they had tears as they reflected while I played. My sister commented that the congregation was humming the tune – something that doesn’t happen often.

    So you have inspired many this day, especially myself – there’s something deep and beautiful in the harmonies you have penned and no doubt Mr Bennard would feel the same way. Such a gorgeous and subtle blend of more modern harmonies with that beautiful tune.

    Many thanks indeed,

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