Friday, April 17, 2009

Rock of Ages Hymn


This is one of my favorite hymns. Read the words carefully. It is just so beautiful! We sang it in church on Easter Sunday.

Rock Of Ages Hymn

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.

Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill 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.

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, Savior, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee

3 comments:

Kappa Prep said...

This is a wonderful song! It is actually my granfather's favorite!! You all looked too cute on Easter, what a picture perfect family!

pink green & southern said...

Beautiful song, beautiful family!

Robert said...

Thanks for posting the words of Rock of Ages--considered one of the finest hymns in the English language. Today, as I write, is the 231st anniversary of the death of the author, Augustus Toplady.

If you'd like to see a picture of the rock where he wrote the hymn, you can check out my blog, Wordwise Hymnns.

(Beautiful family, by the way!)