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.
Kingsman Kingsley

Cotonou, Benin

this is a really powerful song so heart touching I cherish that the old rugged cross and love that man Jesus

Prisca Amarachi

Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

I will truly cling to the Old Rugged Cross 💖💗💞💕


Manchester, United Kingdom

I remember singing this when I was younger and now I realised that Jesus was watching over me and was with me the entire time. This song puts a smile on my face every time I here it.


Abuja, Benue, Nigeria

This indeed shows Jesus love for me on the cross. I will continue to abide in Him forever. Amen

Paul H

Fresno, CA, United States

Such a beautiful and Powerful song. It always brings me back to when I was a lad of five singing with the congregation.

When we sing it, we are always with our brothers and sisters all around us, not to mention the choir of angels!

Elizabeth West

London, United Kingdom

May we know more of the Dearest and Best, this Dear Lamb of God who came to dark Calvary to die for our sins. May Your Cross Lord hold a wondrous attraction for us once again. Please draw back the veil Lord so that we can really see Calvary once more and may we see the wondrous beauty in it that the hymn writer once saw. All Heaven is taken up in worshiping the Lamb of God - may I too be taken up in worshiping Calvary’s Lamb.

Peter Esonu

Lome, Lomé, Togo

Hallelujah to our God and his son our savour , and Lord, Jesus Christ,

That old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me, yes'

Yes as I live I will always live in remembrance of that old rugged cross, Hallelujah.


London, United Kingdom

I love this song

Gideon Efiok

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

This song always take me to my savior, Jesus Christ

Truely he loves 💞💓💖 💚 so much

When I think of the pains n sufferings he passed through because of me I always have the reason to say thank father

Umo Aniedifon Michael

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

I will forever Cherish the old rugged cross, and someday I will exchange it for a crown.