Song: Rock of Ages in Songs of Gladness

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Published in Songs of Gladness (Copyright 1869, by J. E. Gould)

Lyricist(s):
Toplady, Augustus M.

Page 158
Format: Mixed words and music
Meter: 7.7.7.7.D.
Verses: 3 verses

Associated Tunes

Harold

Lyrics

Verse 1
Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hid myself in thee;
Let the water and the blood
From thy wounded side which flow’d,
Be of sin the double cure–
Clean me from its guilt and power,
Be of sin the double cure–
Clean me from its guilt and power.

Verse 2
Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill the law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone–
Thou must save, and thou alone,
All for sin could not atone–
Thou must save, and thou alone.

Verse 3
While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my heart-strings break 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,
Rock of ages, cleft for me!
Let me hide myself in thee.