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.
|First Line:||Rock of Ages, cleft for me|
|Author:||Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778)|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Our Response to Christ - In Devotion|
|Name:||PETRA (REDHEAD No. 76)|
|Composer:||Richard Redhead (1820-1901)|
|Source:||Church Hymn Tunes, 1853|