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.
Dayo Bello

Lagos, Nigeria

My family and I will not be a partaker of the great tribulation.

Gladys E

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This hymn gives me hope that my struggle in the race to salvation is not going to be in vain.

* that there is a crown for all those who cling to that old rugged cross to end.


Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Because of the old rugged cross I have hope.

Amarachi Emmanuel

Abuja Fct, Imo, Nigeria

Thia song lift my spirit up when ever am down. All thanks to JESUS.

Anthony Ohre

Port Harcourt, Delta State, Nigeria

It's a spiritual song that lift up soul whenever I hear or sing it. God bless the composer.

Adigun Tunmise

Lagos, Nigeria

This song leaves me in tears always! The cross is rugged yet very potent.

Justina Omolara

Houston, Texas, United States

Thank You JESUS for the old rugged cross, It is my story and my song.

Dennis Good

Illinois, United States

To this day, I still can't comprehend why Jesus would willingly die on the cross for someone like me. Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift.



Braimoh Mikhelovba

Edo State, Edo North District, Nigeria

This is one song that gets me back on track, it's that song that makes me recount and reminisce of all that Jesus ever paid for me as a ransom and the fact that heaven is home at last for all of God's saints and ultimately that I need to draw near same cross.

I return to sing this song each time my spiritual life needs a boost.