129. 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 perfect cure,
Cleanse me, Lord, 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 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: A. M. Toplady (1776)
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: The Christian Life: Faith and Justification; Call and Repentance; Trust and Confidence
Tune Information
Name: TOPLADY
Composer: Thomas Hastings (1830)
Key: B♭ Major



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