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222. 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 its guilt and power.

2 Not the labours of my hands
can fulfill thy 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.

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.

4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
when my eyelids close in death,
when I soar through tracts 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
Author: Augustus Montague Toplady, 1740-78
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 77.77.77
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Comfort; Funerals (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PETRA
Composer: Richard Redhead, 1820-1901
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: D Major



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