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