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.

Pittsboro, NC, United States

I love this hymn. I am a beginner in learning to play the piano and have chosen this song and will commit the lyrics to my heart as I play. So much comfort and peace. My grandmother and mother sang this song when I was a child. I am 70 and thankful to God for The Old Rugged Cross.

Ekwere Umoeshiet

Abraka, Delta, Nigeria

i will always cherish the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a golden crown. thank you Jesus for redeeming a sinner like me.


Chicago, IL, United States

This has always been one of my favorite hymns. Good memories of singing it with my mom and our family. It's so comforting. The words and the music.

Kalu Emmanuel

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

The hymn showd me love of the rugged cross and the pain He went through for me


Ivory Coast

This is my favourite song because I used to be a sinner then this song knocked some sense into me. praise the Lord🙏


Port Harcourt, Nigeria

An amazing and inspiring song. Thank Jesus Christ for giving up your life for a sinner like me🙏🙏🙏

Ailemen Pedron

Lagos, Igando, Nigeria

So I cherish the old rugged cross


I thank you Jesus for dieing for me due to your unfailing love. I love you Jesus.

Benson Wandera

Nairobi, Kenya

The song is so powerful that it reminds of the unfailing great enternal love of God to me just a sinner


Nairobi, Kenya