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 labors of my hands
Can fulfil Thy Law's demands.
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever 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,
Helplees, look to Thee for grace.
Foul, I to the fountain fly--
Wash me, Savior, or I die!
4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee!
|First Line:||Rock of Ages, cleft for me|
|Title:||Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me|
|Author:||A. M. Toplady, 1740-78|
|Meter:||77 77 77|
|Topic:||Passion of Christ|