227. 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 wounded side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure,
save from wrath and make me pure.

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 the 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Title: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
Author: Augustus M. Toplady (1776, alt.)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Scripture: Titus 3:5; Exodus 33:22; 1 John 5:6
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TOPLADY
Composer: Thomas Hastings (1830)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Key: B♭ Major



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