543. Rock of Ages

1 Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath and make me pure.

2 Could my tears for ever flow,
Could my zeal no languish know,
These for sin could not atone-
Thou must save, and Thou alone:
In my hand no price I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling.

3 While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown
And behold Thee on Thy throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Rock of ages, cleft for me
Title: Rock of Ages
Author: Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: Atonement; Cleansing; Commitment and Submission (9 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: B♭ Major

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