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.
Godwin P. Salifu

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

This song is a constant reminder of the precious sacrifice of my Lord Jesus Christ on the cross, it touches my spirit and my soul each time I listen to it.

God I recieve the grace to do your will for as long as I have my being, amen.

Emem Akpan

Lagos, Nigeria

I sang this song when I was a teenager and when I gave my life to God in the year 1999 this song was sang again in the service and ever since I can't stop singing this soul lifted song. I cherish that rugged cross and I pray I meet my saviour one day.

Lucia King

Jacksonville, FL, United States

My Brother even now lays dying in the hospital. Waiting for a bed in Hospice care. In my heart I sing it for him. May he soon take the hand of his guide for The Journey. May it be swift and sweet.


Meadow Vista, CA, United States

I love Jesus. I've left my burden at the cross! Praise to Jesus, my Lord and Savior.

Jolayemi Priscilla

Ido, Ekiti, Nigeria

Great! I can't wait to receive the crown. This song is so inspiring. I love Jesus more. I will continue to do your will as you give me grace Lord Jesus.

Wisdom Friday

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

I am deeply appreciative for your redemptive work on the cross (Jesus).

Sede [God’S Own]


Thank You YESHUA HAMASHIACH for paying the ultimate price for our redemption. Such great Love!!!!

Irene C. Mukami

Nairobi, Kenya

Thank you Jesus. Amen.

Chukwuemeka Joe Nwaenyi

Ondo West, Nigeria

Am looking forward to the crown ahead of me. I know surely one day I shall wear my brave crown of glory with my Lord Jesus, Lord grant me the grace to over this old rugged cross. Amen

Franklin Ahamefule Nnakaihe

Orlu, IMO, South East, Nigeria

In this hymn I see the humility of Christ manifest, the redemptive hope of sinners assured, and the symbol of Christianity echoed.

This hymn should be a vademecum to a retiring soul seeking rest in God.