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.
Chere Farr

Montclair, California, United States

I love this hymn and have loved it since I was a young child. I'm older now and for me this hymn is timeless. It was the first hymn I ever learned as a child. Grateful.

Ibukun Ojo Agunbiade

Lagos, Ondo State, Nigeria

Warth a glorious and inspirational song. This is holy ghost instine through man to man for remembrance of Him, Jesus.

God bless the composer and writer.

Vivien Charles

Igboukwu, Anambra, Nigeria

I really loved this song so very much. It reminds me of the suffering our Lord Jesus Christ passed through. Any time am spiritually down, I tune in this song to revive my spirit and soul. I always sing it every day. God bless the author and composer of this song, George Bernard of blessed memory


Lagos, Nigeria

One of my favorite songs that reminds me of God’s love towards all men. I always sober anytime I sing it. I love it. All thanks to JESUS for the gift of the cross

Ogunfuyiwa Marvellous

Ijebu Imushin, Ogun's State, Nigeria

What a powerful lyrics

Digban Clement

Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

My favorite hymn. Really blessed by it any time I sing it or listen to it.

Zipoh Onismus

Bamenda, North West, Cameroon

What a powerful ministration in the hymn I love every word of it


Port Harcourt, Nigeria

This is a powerful hymn.

I grew up listening to it as a child then graduated to humming it then learning the chorus. And until date I have never loved it less, the lyrics are so powerful they make me sober everytime.

All I can say is thank you Lord for the opportunity of knowing "the old rugged cross" !

Annie Dan

Vancouver, Canada

The Cross brings forth Mercy, and Mercy releases Pardon.


Lusaka, Zambia

Great hymn and thanks for the lyrics