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.
Funke Adebola

Lagos, Nigeria

This song reminds me any time I come to it, God love displayed in Christ to me.

Anonymous Sister

United States

Thank you.



Thanks. so nice!


One in a million

Olufemi Oyetunji

Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria

Great, the song reawakens my spirit.

Emmanuel lfeanyi Onunkwo

Awka, Anambra, Nigeria

Each time my heart is drawn to this hymn l sense a great freshness and a reawakening in my spirit. It often brings me to a place of total brokenness and total surrender to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Oh, sufficient is the cross for me. Thank You Jesus.

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.