1 Redeemer, whither should I flee,
Or how escape the wrath to come
The weary sinner flies to Thee
For shelter from impending doom:
Smile on me, gracious Lord, and show
Thyself the Friend of sinners now.
2 Beneath the shadow of Thy Cross
My heavy-laden soul finds rest:
Let me esteem the world as dross,
So I may be of Thee possest!
I borrow every joy of Thee,
For Thou art Life and Light to me.
3 Close to my Saviour's bloody Tree
My soul, untired, shall ever cleave;
Despised and crucified with Thee,
With Christ resolved to die and live:
My prayer, my grand ambition this,
Living and dying, to be His.
Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >
Display Title: Redeemer, whither should I fleeFirst Line: Redeemer, whither should I fleeTune Title: COLMARAuthor: Augustus M. TopladyMeter: L. M.Date: 1890Subject: The Christian Life | Following Christ; Sundays in Lent | ; Passion Week | ; Good Friday |