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.
Doris Ohuruogu

Lagos Island, Lagos / Ikoyi, Nigeria

The song is don't touch for me. It reassures me of that inextricable love of JESUS Christ for me. And equally gives me that confidence from a good shepherd. Thanks Dad. Thanks my closest friend. You are my strength and all. I LOVE YOU JESUS.

Mary Oluwatunbi

Lagos, Nigeria

Thank You Jesus my Lord for the great sacrifice at Calvary.

The song is inspiring and of great blessing to me.

Helen Komarnicki

Quarryville, PA, United States

This hymn has so many special memories for me from childhood with my parents and friends in church. When I hear it I feel like I am home with my family. "Jesus is so wonderful to me".


Mombasa, Kenya

This hymn is a great blessing to me.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

That despised cross has a wondrous attraction for, and so cherished this unconditional love.

Ub Esua

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Awesome piece! so inspiring. His love for us is amazing. Thank You Lord.

Ilori Susan

Akure, Ondo, Nigeria

I indeed cherish the old rugged cross. It's giving me comfort. Thank You Jesus!

Akano Emmanuel Olufemi

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

This song keeps ringing on my head in my dreams most times even though I don't know the lyrics offhand.

Oyedola Omolabake

Lagos, Nigeria

Thank You Lord Jesus for all the pains You suffered for the redemption of my soul. I will forever be grateful to You.

William Burton

Castro Valley, CA, United States

So very humbling. I cannot imagine, still I hope, for forgivness. Why are my blessings so many while so many others suffer so much?