The old rugged cross

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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.
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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.
3
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.
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Kerry

Georgia, United States

This song was my precious Grandpa’s favorite hymn, and we sang it at his funeral. I can never sing it without shedding tears. Tears because I miss him so much, tears because I’m grateful that he was a wonderful Christ-like example in my life and left a wonderful legacy for our family. Imagining my Gramps exchanging his old rugged cross for a crown brings me comfort. I look forward to my reunion with him someday!


Akin Awoyemi

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

On Christ Solid Rock my faith is built through His resurrection power.


Chinwe Obi-Onyeakagbu

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

It is enough that Jesus Christ died and that he died for me


Augusta

Lagos, Nigeria

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross.. Sweet Jesus, this remind us of your passion, for a world of sinners was slain. For the sake of your sorrowful passion have mercy on us and of the whole world.


Rikki Nwajiofor

I will cling to the old rugged Cross, will exchange it for a crown some day. This song constantly inspires!


Anonymous

Good hymns are good for Christians to meditate on Jesus passion


Oluoha Joejo

British Indian Ocean Territory

The song wakes me up.


Miriam

Bronx, NewYork, United States

Thank you Jesus!


Gertrude

Sam Jose, CA, United States

Oh how I love singing this song, it reminds me of the great price Jesus paid for my sins..

I will cherish the old nugget Cross..

Praise The Lord

Thank you JESUS


Noble Ozuru

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Such a revival song

Jesus never leave me please...

This song reminds me of your sacrifice that gave me salvation.

The old cross was where I was born.