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.

London, United Kingdom

Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross.

Gail Bernacki

Windsor, VA, United States

This was my favorite hymn as a child.

I haven't sung it a long time. It brought tears to my eyes as it reminds me of my saviour, Jesus the LORD! 🙌

Praying for His children everywhere on earth that His Holy Spirit moves and works among us for His glory! 🙏

Chinyere Iwunna

Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

No cross no crown.

Joseph Ita

Uyo, Akwaibom, Nigeria

The love of God for man awesome and wonderfully inspiring. Mankind will ever be move by this song. I love everything about it.

Obakpolor Osazee Kingsley

Lagos, Ketu, Nigeria

And exchange it some day for a crown in hymns chorus reminds me of 1st Peter 1 v23-25 always, especially where it reads " and all the glory of man as the flower of grass..

Ab Mongo

Denton, TX, United States

This is my favorite hymns. Each time I sing, it takes my mine back to the cross to meditate on what he did on that cross for us.

Peter Blessing

Aba, Nigeria

The song was really soul lifting


This hymn is mine only period.

And I don’t want to share it with anyone. Sorry

Diamond Chukwudumebi

God pls clean me for my sins

Ruby Tekperki Kitcher-Odumosu

Accra, Ghana

I always pray for God's grace to cling to the old rugged cross to exchange it for a crown. The hymn always lift my spirit.