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.
Tim Rodenbeck

Inver Grove Heights, MN, United States

My dear sainted mother used to sing this as she went about her tasks in our home.

Samuel Henry

Ft Myers, Florida, United States

Song you'll never forget. Always touches the soul.


Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

So great a song... Help me not be weary. Strengthen me and help me to keep going with You. I want to know You more

Michael Patton

Stuttgart, Arkansas, United States

Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross just to save my soul. You went through a lot of pain and suffering for my soul.

Markus Bahvu Musa

Lagos, Nigeria

Thank You Lord Jesus for dying for me to live.

Taiwo Olalekan Emmanuel

Sango, Ogun, Nigeria

Thank You Lord for making Your Son die for me on the cross of Calvary.

Tunji Oyedokun

Lagos, Nigeria

Thank You Jesus for dying for me so that I, an unworthy sinner might be counted worthy and a one time wretched sinner might be saved. Amen!


Cyprus, Famagusta, Cyprus

Thank You Lord for coming to save my life. I’ll cherish You forever Amen!!

David Kabonge

Kampala, Uganda

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross ...

Thank You GOD for Your wondrous gift of Love and Life.

Anthony Kayode Akinnagbe

Lagos State, Lagos, Nigeria

The old rugged cross is deep.