447. Rock of Ages

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

2 Should my tears for ever flow,
should my zeal no respite know,
all for sin could not atone;
thou must save, and thou alone;
in my hand no price I bring,
simply to thy cross I cling.

3 While I draw this fleeting breath,
when mine eyelids close in death,
when I rise to worlds unknown
and behold thee on thy 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: A. M. Toplady (1776, alt.)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Faith and Aspiration; Jesus Christ: Passion and Cross; Jesus Christ: Rock of Ages (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: E♭ Major

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