584b. Rock of ages

1 Rock of ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy riven side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure:
cleanse me from its guilt and pow'r.

2 Not the labours of my hands
can fulfil thy law's demands;
could my zeal no respite know,
could my tears for ever flow,
all for sin could not atone;
thou must save, and thou alone.

3 Nothing in my hands I bring,
simply to the cross I cling;
naked, come to thee for dress;
helpless, look to thee for grace;
tainted, to the fountain fly;
wash me, Saviour, or I die.

4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
when mine eyelids close in death,
when I soar through tracts unknown,
see thee on thy judgement throne,
Rock of ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee.

Text Information
First Line: Rock of ages, cleft for me
Title: Rock of ages
Author: Augustus Montague Toplady, 1740-1778 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Funerals; Grace and Providence; Lent (7 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: B♭ Major

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