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.
Oludare Nosiru

Oke - Odo, Lagos, Nigeria

What a divinely composed hymn of all time!

The essence of humanity is enshrined in the 'old looking rugged cross' borne by the Saviour of the whole world.

May the message contained in the lyrics become a reality at last for me and the rest of the faithfuls.

Kasahi Evelyn


I love this song with all my heart when I hear it I feel the presence of Jesus.

He did it all for me.


Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Lord Jesus You surrendered Your life on that old cross for the salvation of my sinful soul. Thank You Jesus.

Amoako Elizabeth

Accra, Ghana

Awesome song! I just don't get fed up of singing it always.

Yvonne Ndhlovu

Katete, Eastern Province, Zambia

This song really moves my soul...I feel close to God.

Apostle Lawrence

Kano State, Kano, Nigeria

Am so glad each time I go through this heavenly downloaded album, it keeps me in closeness with my Saviour.


Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with this song, it keeps flowing repeatedly from my mouth even when I tried to stop. God you know the reason You put this great song in my lips, show forth, manifest Yourself to me oh Lord. Amen!

Dorine Hensel

Bell Buckle, Tennessee, United States

This song is so amazing it brings me to tears sometimes. But know I think of God’s love and will that He died on the cross and He did not have to do that.

Obasi Gospel Ozioma

Lagos, Nigeria

Great song for the choose generation in Christ Jesus.... Am Inspired.


Caldwell, Idaho, United States

This song brings me to my knees for God. It is as true today, as for the time it was written.