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.
Annie Dan

Vancouver, Canada

The Cross brings forth Mercy, and Mercy releases Pardon.


Lusaka, Zambia

Great hymn and thanks for the lyrics

Ujunwa Uwadinma

Ikotun. Four Square Gospel Church Liasu, Lagos, Nigeria

My favourite song. The cross my salvation, my healing, my all

Brother Godwin

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

I love the song, thank u God bless u

G.Hkawn Nu

Lanmadaw, Yangon, Myanmar

Thanks much for the lyrics, piano and guitar notes resources. God bless to you all !

Pastor Paul Offiong

Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Amen n Amen. Thank you, Jesus.

Carol Mills

Rio Rancho, NM, United States

I just stumbled over this beautiful resource. Thank you to whom ever is keeping it going. Please! Carry on!

Alex Yakubu

Zango Kataf, Kaduna, Nigeria

The song is quite interesting to me because it remind me the atoning work sacrifice for my sake

Diana Elihuruma Makule

Dodoma, Dodoma City, Tanzania

Powerful reflection of a sinner whose sins have been forgiven. I love this song; I would love to sing it in swahili; only that I'm not sure swahili translation exists.


Awka, Nigeria

Glorious song

Thank you Jesus!

He paid for my sins on the cross

Help us Lord to cling to the old rugged cross forever... Amen