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.
Obakpolor Osazee Kingsley

Lagos, Ketu, Nigeria

And exchange it some day for a crown in hymns chorus reminds me of 1st Peter 1 v23-25 always, especially where it reads " and all the glory of man as the flower of grass..

Ab Mongo

Denton, TX, United States

This is my favorite hymns. Each time I sing, it takes my mine back to the cross to meditate on what he did on that cross for us.

Peter Blessing

Aba, Nigeria

The song was really soul lifting


This hymn is mine only period.

And I don’t want to share it with anyone. Sorry

Diamond Chukwudumebi

God pls clean me for my sins

Ruby Tekperki Kitcher-Odumosu

Accra, Ghana

I always pray for God's grace to cling to the old rugged cross to exchange it for a crown. The hymn always lift my spirit.

Sumpi Phowltha

Imphal, Manipur, India

🙏👍 love this hym

Agbim Jeremiah

Abuja, Nigeria

Glory Be to Yahweh for this hymn. The word keeps blessing, bringing peace and joy.


Bamenda, Cameroon

This hymn touches the very heart of the finish work of Christ in the cross. Thank you Jesus for the cross.

Ajimsimbom Bensica

Douala, Litorale, Cameroon

I love this hymn, it has encourage me to put my faith in Jesus