The old rugged cross

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
  The emblem of suff'ring and shame,
And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best
  For a world of lost sinners was slain.
  So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
  And exchange it some day for a crown.
Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
  Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above,
  To bear it to dark Calvary.
In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
  A wondrous beauty I see;
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
  To pardon and sanctify me.

One of my Dad favorite songs!! Rest well Papa.

Mark Kellenberger

Asheville, NC, United States

My most favorite hymn What a tragedy our Savior suffered. But with a very grateful heart 💕 do I thank our heavenly Father for the plan of salvation. For without Jesus dying on that cruel cross, we would be lost to eternal damnation. Amen, Amen & AMEN !!!

Abigail Garland

Mansfield, GA, United States

This hymn has been my favorite since I was little and has always been a source of comfort for me.

Sola Agbalu

Ojodu Berger, Ogun, Nigeria

This is one song that reminds me of the sacrificial work of Christ on the cross.

Cross is the emblem of suffering and shame which Christ endured to make salvation available to every sinner even the worst of sinners.

Whenever I sing this song I become emotional with teary eyes.


Lagos, Lekki, Nigeria

I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a crown 👑..

Matt God help me

Kingsman Kingsley

Cotonou, Benin

this is a really powerful song so heart touching I cherish that the old rugged cross and love that man Jesus

Prisca Amarachi

Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

I will truly cling to the Old Rugged Cross 💖💗💞💕


Manchester, United Kingdom

I remember singing this when I was younger and now I realised that Jesus was watching over me and was with me the entire time. This song puts a smile on my face every time I here it.


Abuja, Benue, Nigeria

This indeed shows Jesus love for me on the cross. I will continue to abide in Him forever. Amen

Paul H

Fresno, CA, United States

Such a beautiful and Powerful song. It always brings me back to when I was a lad of five singing with the congregation.

When we sing it, we are always with our brothers and sisters all around us, not to mention the choir of angels!