Composer: Anonymous
Published in 27 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ROCK OF AGES (Hebrew)
Composer: Anonymous
Incipit: 15142 15624 32115
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Traditional Hanukkah melody;German Ashkenazic melody
Copyright: Public Domain


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: By Fifty American Composers
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 68

Organ Solo

  • A Musical Gift Book 2: 20 Organ Preludes on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Darcey Press (1996) pp. 24
  • The God of Abraham Praise: Organ Music for the Synagogue and Church
    Composer/Editor Ludwig Altman
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1986) pp. 6-8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
  • Lorenz's Organ Album No. 33: Three-Staff Voluntaries for the Church Organ
    Composer/Editor Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1961) pp. 37


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1102
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4137
Text: Men and Children Everywhere
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5831
Text: Rock of Ages, Let Our Song
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

[Shaʻare shirah] = Gates of Song #152

A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #5

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #51

Tune InfoScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1102

Hymns of Truth & Light #5


Small Church Music #3607


The Cyber Hymnal #4137


The Cyber Hymnal #5831


The Hymnal 1982 #393

TextPage Scan

The New Century Hymnal #10

Tune InfoTextAudio

TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #206


TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #528

Include 15 pre-1979 instances
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