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.
Elizabeth West

London, United Kingdom

May we know more of the Dearest and Best, this Dear Lamb of God who came to dark Calvary to die for our sins. May Your Cross Lord hold a wondrous attraction for us once again. Please draw back the veil Lord so that we can really see Calvary once more and may we see the wondrous beauty in it that the hymn writer once saw. All Heaven is taken up in worshiping the Lamb of God - may I too be taken up in worshiping Calvary’s Lamb.

Peter Esonu

Lome, Lomé, Togo

Hallelujah to our God and his son our savour , and Lord, Jesus Christ,

That old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me, yes'

Yes as I live I will always live in remembrance of that old rugged cross, Hallelujah.


London, United Kingdom

I love this song

Gideon Efiok

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

This song always take me to my savior, Jesus Christ

Truely he loves 💞💓💖 💚 so much

When I think of the pains n sufferings he passed through because of me I always have the reason to say thank father

Umo Aniedifon Michael

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

I will forever Cherish the old rugged cross, and someday I will exchange it for a crown.


Pittsboro, NC, United States

I love this hymn. I am a beginner in learning to play the piano and have chosen this song and will commit the lyrics to my heart as I play. So much comfort and peace. My grandmother and mother sang this song when I was a child. I am 70 and thankful to God for The Old Rugged Cross.

Ekwere Umoeshiet

Abraka, Delta, Nigeria

i will always cherish the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a golden crown. thank you Jesus for redeeming a sinner like me.


Chicago, IL, United States

This has always been one of my favorite hymns. Good memories of singing it with my mom and our family. It's so comforting. The words and the music.

Kalu Emmanuel

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

The hymn showd me love of the rugged cross and the pain He went through for me


Ivory Coast

This is my favourite song because I used to be a sinner then this song knocked some sense into me. praise the Lord🙏