761. 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 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;
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 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.

Text Information
First Line: Rock of ages, cleft for me
Title: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
Author: Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 77 77 77
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:4; John 19:34; Hebrews 9:14; Ezekiel 36:25
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TOPLADY
Composer: Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Lutheran Worship,, 1982 (Setting)



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