Text:Rock of Ages, Let Our Song
Translator (from German to English):Mar­cus Jas­trow, 1829-1903
Translator (from German to English):Gus­tav Gott­heil, 1827-1903
Translator (from Hebrew to German):Le­o­pold Stein, 1810-1882
Media:MIDI file

5831. Rock of Ages, Let Our Song

1. Rock of Ages, let our song
Praise Thy saving power;
Thou, amidst the raging foes,
Wast our sheltering tower.
Furious they assailed us,
But Thine arm availed us,
And Thy Word
Broke their sword
When our own strength failed us.

2. Kindling new the holy lamps,
Priests, approved in suffering,
Purified the nation’s shrine,
Brought to God their offering.
And His courts surrounding
Hear, in joy abounding,
Happy throngs,
Singing songs
With a mighty sounding.

3. Children of the martyr race,
Whether free or fettered,
Wake the echoes of the songs
Where ye may be scattered.
Yours the message cheering
That the time is nearing
Which will see
All men free,
Tyrants disappearing.

Text Information
First Line: Rock of Ages, let our song
Title: Rock of Ages, Let Our Song
Original Language: Hebrew
Translator (from German to English): Gus­tav Gott­heil, 1827-1903
Translator (from German to English): Mar­cus Jas­trow, 1829-1903
Translator (from Hebrew to German): Le­o­pold Stein, 1810-1882
Author: Mor­de­cai (14th century)
Language: English; German
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Ger­man Ash­ke­na­zic mel­od­y
Copyright: Public Domain

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