Song: Rock of Ages in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Details

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Toplady, Augustus M.

Page 191
Format: Mixed words and music
Designation: 200
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

Rock of Ages, #200

Lyrics

Verse 1
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flow’d,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow’r.

Verse 2
Not the labor 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.

Verse 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, Saviour, or I die.

Verse 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.