554. Rock of Ages, cleft for me

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 power.

2 Not the labours of my hands
can fulfill 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 hand I bring,
simply to thy cross I cling;
naked, come to thee for dress;
helpless, look to thee for grace;
stained by sin, to thee I fly;
wash me, Saviour, or I die.

4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
when my eyelids close in death,
when I soar through realms 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
Author: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778)
Meter: 7777 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
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Topic: Life in Christ: Our Response to Christ - In Devotion; Death and Bereavement; God: in grace and mercy (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: PETRA (REDHEAD No. 76)
Composer: Richard Redhead (1820-1901)
Meter: 7777 77
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Church Hymn Tunes, 1853

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