O Rock of ages, one foundation

O Rock of ages, one foundation

Author: Henry A. Martin
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 O Rock of Ages, one foundation,
On which the living Church doth rest,--
The Church, whose walls are strong salvation,
Whose gates are praise,--Thy name be blest!

2 Son of the living God, O call us
Once and again to follow Thee;
And give us strength, whate'er befall us,
Thy true disciples still to be.

3 When fears appall, and faith is failing,
Make Thy voice hard o'er wind and wave,
"Why doubt?"--and in Thy love prevailing
Put forth Thine hand to help and save.

4 And if our coward hearts deny Thee,
In inmost thought, in deed, or word,
Let not our hardness still defy Thee,
But with a look subdue us, Lord.

5 O strengthen Thou our weak endeavor
Thee in Thy sheep to serve and tend,
To give ourselves to Thee for ever,
And find Thee with us to the end.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #91

Author: Henry A. Martin

Martin, Henry Arthur, M.A., son of George Martin, Chancellor and Canon of Exeter, born at Exeter July 30, 1831, and educated at Eton, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1855, and M.A. 1857. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Hallow, near Worcester, 1856, and Vicar of Laxton with Moorhouse, Nottinghamshire, 1858. In 1871 he contributed the following hymns to Church Hymns:— 1. Lord of the frost-bound winter. Harvest. Written in 1859. 2. O Rock of Ages, One Foundation. St. Peter. Written in 1871. 3. Sound aloud Jehovah's praises. Holy Trinity. Written in 1870, in 8 stanzas, four of which only are given in Church Hymns. 4. The heavenly King must come. St. John Baptist. Written in 1871.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Rock of ages, one foundation
Author: Henry A. Martin



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