623. 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 guilt and pow'r.

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: Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Grace, Faith; Hope, Assurance
Tune Information
Name: TOPLADY
Composer: Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Key: B♭ Major



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