Rock of ages, wilt thou be

Rock of ages, wilt thou be

Author: William H. Crouse
Tune: [Rock of Ages, wilt thou be]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Rock of Ages, wilt thou be,
Cleft for guilty ones like me?
May I peace and comfort find?
I am poor and weak and blind.

Jesus, Lord, I look to thee;
Thou alone canst shelter me;
At thy cross I humbly fall;
O be thou my all in all.

2 Rock of Ages, dear to me,
Let me shelter safe in thee;
Open thou and take me in,
Cleanse me now from ev’ry sin. [Refrain]

3 While the waves around me roll,
Passing o’er the treach’rous shoal,
Chart and compass be to me,
Rock of Ages, pilot me. [Refrain]

4 Soon I’ll close my eyes in death;
While I draw this fleeting breath,
Lord, assure me there shall be
Shelter in this Rock for me. [Refrain]

5 Lord, by faith I now can see
Cleansing blood that flows for me;
Joy and peace within I hold,
Sheltered in thy blissful fold. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #35

Author: William H. Crouse

William Harlan Crouse 1874-1941 was a Primitive Baptist preacher who had pastorates in Kentucky, Indiana, and Georgia, his final state. He edited hymns and published the Pilgrim's Hymnal in 1908 again in 1936. John Duane Perry (email to Hymnary) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rock of ages, wilt thou be
Author: William H. Crouse
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Lord, I look to thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Grace and Glory #35

Spirit of Praise #d89

The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d167

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