149. 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 pow'r.

2 Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill 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;
Helpless, 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 my eyes shall 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Title: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
Author: Augustus M. Toplady (1776)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Scripture: Exodus 33:22; Titus 3:5; 1 John 5:6
Topic: Christ: Death; Christ: Love of; Christ: Passion2 more...
Tune Information
Name: TOPLADY
Composer: Thomas Hastings (1830)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Key: B♭ Major



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