Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me (Toplady) : Recording
- Tune: Toplady, composed Thomas Hastings (1784 – 1872). Public Domain
- Performance ℗ 2018 Richard Irwin Music®. Certain rights reserved.
Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me : Lyrics
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. Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.
3. Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.
4. While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death, [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.
- Lyricist: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 – 1778).Public Domain.
- Meter: 77 77 77.
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