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.
Kelsen Leão Pereira

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Este hino me transporta à infância pois era um dos preferidos da minha mãe.

Muitas saudades.

Kim Mawhinney-Sandahl

Reno, NV, United States

This was my Nanas favorite song. It is also become my favorite song! rest in peace to my Nana, and also to my daughter, 💗Jessica…. and also to all those loved ones that have passed! I will be reunited with all of you someday when it is God‘s will!

Tom Newman

Ruston, Louisiana, United States

Such a beautiful arrangement of this beloved hymn!! Thank you so much!

Frank Chinagorom

Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

One of my favorites rhyme

Thank u Jesus for dieing for my sins that I may live


San Diego, CA, United States

My dad is dying and this song keeps going through my head. What hope and peace we have in Jesus because of what was accomplished on that cross.

Till my trophies at last I lay down…


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