Rock of Israel, cleft for me

Rock of Israel, cleft for me

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Rock of Israel, cleft for me,
For us, for all mankind,
See, thy feeblest followers see
Who call thy death to mind:
Sion is the very land;
Us beneath thy shade receive,
Grant us in the cleft to stand,
And by thy dying live.

2 In this howling wilderness,
On Calvary's steep top,
Made a curse our souls to bless
Thou once was't lifted up;
Stricken there by Moses's rod,
Wounded with a deadly blow;
Gushing streams of life o'erflow'd
The thirsty world below.

3 Rivers of salvation still
along the desert roll,
Rivers to refresh and heal
The fainting sinking soul;
Still the fountain of thy blood,
Stands for sinners open'd wide,
Now, e'e now, my Lord, and God,
I wash me in thy side.

4 Now, e'e now we all plunge in,
And drink the purple wave,
This the antidote of sin,
'Tis this our souls shall save:
With the life of Jesus fed,
Lo! from strength to strength we rise,
Follow'd by our Rock, and led
To meet him in the skies.


Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CCXXIV

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Rock of Israel, cleft for me
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d499
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d298
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d509
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #223Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #223Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #223Page Scan
A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CCXXIVTextPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #CCXXIVPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #224Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors. (21st ed.) #CCXXIVPage Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d408
Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d215
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d363
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d231
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d234
The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved: designed as a constant companion for the pious, of all denominations (30th ed.) #CCXCIIPage Scan



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