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.

Lagos, Nigeria

My anthem. I enjoy how deep and spiritual this song is . Has always been a life saving song and reminding me of how sacrificial the death of our Lord Jesus is.

Karen Bourdase

Palm Springs, CA, United States

If those words don’t move you to tears your heart is made of stone

Stella Arkafra

Takoradi, Ghana

So touching a song, taught my kids today and there’s nothing like being in the presence of God

James Richard

Kisumu, Nairobi, Kenya

This is the most uplifting son. I like singing it in swahili. The chorus. "Naupenda msalaba huu, nitashinda kwa nguvu zake, naupenda msalaba huu, taji nitapewa huko juu.

Josateki Ramagimagi

Lautoka, Fiji

This song lifts my spiritual faith. It's a life supporting song which remind me of the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ who saves me from sin.


Uyo, Akwaibom, Nigeria, Nigeria

I thank God for using this song to be a blessing to my life. I cannot describe the way I am feeling this morning. Jesus is Lord. I pray

for boko haram victims that God use this song and save Nigeria from the wicked acts of Boko Haram, banditries and untoward behaviours of wicked elements in the world.

Alexander Bealded

Monrovia, Please Select, Liberia

Beautiful as always, never goes old


Deale, MD, United States

To me.... It’s a beautiful and powerful hymn of the ultimate sacrifice made for us.

Deborah T Dozier

Charlotte, NC, United States

This song resonates Jesus' ultimate sacrifice. I cling to the reminder if the Cross where His blood was shed to cleanse us from our sins. No, not just another song; but a song that speaks to salvation fir those who will accept Jesus Christ; and one day, we shall have our crowns.

Pius O. Emmanuel

Istanbul, Avcilar, Turkey

This is not just a song, but a reminder to suffering on the cross and a spiritual re-awakening!