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.
Emmanuella Chinonye

Ikorodu Lagos, Ikorodu Ibeshe, Nigeria

Wat a lovly song it gives me Joy each time I chant or humm it God is geat

David B

Wisconsin, United States

Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name.

Ekeson Emmanuel Della

Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

Oh what a song, glorious in it's hearing, beautiful in it's singing, it's lyrics, heavenly.. Thank you Father for this great sacrifice of your son dying for my sin. I am lifted... here is the verse 4.. amazing

4. To the old rugged cross I will ever

be true,

It shame and reproach gladly bear;

Then He'll call me someday to my

Home far away,

Where His glory forever I'll share


Shamaki Sim B

Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

Oh I love this hymn, it gives me joy and it makes me know how much am loved by my Father in heaven, for given up His only Son to save me. Am greatful Lord...

Mba O.K.

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

So inspiring and soul touching. Listening to it reminds me of the love of Christ to us.

Malachi Ishaya Semlek

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

The great song I have ever heard in my life time on earth. This song speaks healing and courage to my soul. Thank You Jesus for dying for my sin. Thank You for the free gift of SALVATION..

Debra Maines

Lewisville, NC, United States

I dearly love this hymn. I remember as a child how much I enjoyed hearing It sung by members of family, and friends singing It while at church or funerales or just to be singing tjis beautiful song. Going to revivals, of to get together also. I try to memorize the words to this song smong other hymns! But this one is by far my favorite.

Emmanuel Amartey Anim

Ashaiman, Tema, Ghana

Whenever I listen and followed the words one by one, it clearly points to me how Christ suffered for my sins. Am so thankful because it assures me of internal glory that awaits me. Thank You Jesus.


Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

The song is not complete...

There are meant to be 4 verses of the song, not three...


Port Harcourt, Nigeria

It is so beautiful