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.
Roger Reid

London, United Kingdom

Someone made a comment earlier that his mother used to sing this song whilst doing the housework. This was also my mother's favourite song as it was her mother's. I can't sing this song without choking with tears when I recall her singing with such passion and emotion. Such powerful lyrics that stirs up feelings of gratitude and appreciation for what Jesus did at Calvary. Glory to His name.


Arizona, United States

My brother passed away 2007. This was his favorite song since he was a child. It brought me to tears when I heard it. I can still hear his voice singing it. I love this song.

Agu Philip Chukwuebuka

Enugu, Nkanu West LGA, Nigeria

What a wonderful song. It's so touching.

Olamide Gbemi

Lagos, Nigeria

Wonderful hymn. So inspiring!


Enterprise, Alabama, United States

My Grandmother always sung this song. She is an angel now in the glory of God!

Fakorede Olufunmilayo


The song is so inspiring. It touches my soul. Glory be to God for the Calvary experience.

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.