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.

I cling to the old rugged cross. Therein lies my salvation total. Thank you Jesus

Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

You might want to look up MAR 13, 2015 Steve Miller quoting

George Beverly Shea in "How Sweet the Sound" and how Shea met the writer of this hymn. You might also want to go to YouTube and listen to Shea sing it. George Beverly Shea is, of course, the singer known from the Billy Graham crusades.

And here is stanza 4:

To the old rugged Cross, I will ever be true

Its shame and reproach gladly bear

Then He'll call me some day to my home far away

Where His glory forever I'll share

Ubosic Chuks

Anambra/Awka, Nigeria

Verse 4

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true

Its shame and reproach glady bear

Till he calls me someday, to my home far away

Where his glory forever I'll share.

Sylvie Ndoh Isowe

Mutengene, SW Region, Cameroon

I love this song, it draws me closer to the Cross. Blessed be God forever.

Marty Raybon

Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States

But GOD, Forbid that I should glory, Save in The Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, By whom the World is crucified unto me, And unto the world. Galatians 6:14

My Hell debt, was paid at the cross. In that led to the resurrection. His Grace, His love, forever I’ll share. Thank you Father.

Marty Raybon


United States

old rugged cross

Obinna Nwanma

Portharcourt Nigeria, Nigeria

Will exchange it someday for a crown. Praise God, Halleluyah

Amillion Jack

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

To Mr Thomas Okoro: How is your son, has he been healed of the heart disease? I would love it if you could reply. Thank you

And the song, it has always been a blessing to my soul.

Thomas Okoro

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

This song ministers to me and my only son who is suffering heart disease, this song will always remind me where am coming from and where am heading to, I mean heaven.

Thank Jesus you paid it all on the old rugged cross.

Natembo F

It is a great song