O Rock of Ages

My soul at last a rest hath found

Author: Horace L. Hastings
Tune: [My soul at last a rest hath found]
Published in 19 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 My soul at last a rest hath found,
A rest that will not fail;
A sure and certain anchorage ground
In Christ within the vail.

O Rock of Ages cleft for me,
In Thee my soul securely hide;
My tower of strength, I fly to Thee,
And safely there abide.

2 I’ll hide me in this refuge strong,
From every stormy blast;
And sit and sing until the waves
Of wrath are over-past. [Chorus]

3 Ye comfortless and tempest-tossed,
By sins and woes opprest;
Ye tempted, troubled, ruined, lost,
Come find in Christ your rest. [Chorus]

4 Ye thirsty, from this smitten Rock,
Life’s crystal waters spring;
There hide from every stormy shock,
And rest, and drink, and sing. [Chorus]

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #236

Author: Horace L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul at last a rest hath found
Title: O Rock of Ages
Author: Horace L. Hastings
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Rock of ages cleft for me
Copyright: Public Domain



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