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Rock of Ages Lyrics and Music

The inspirational words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee" as the first line of the hymn. Both the lyrics and the music of the "Rock of Ages" hymn were written by its English author and composer, Augustus Montague Toplady. The writer and composer, Augustus Montague Toplady, was born on November 4, 1740 and died on August 11, 1778. Augustus Montague Toplady was born in Farnham, Surrey, England and became famous as a composer and musician. We have placed "Rock of Ages" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the inspirational lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

Rock of Ages Hymn
Title: Rock of Ages *** Name of Writer and Composer: Augustus Montague Toplady *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs



Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Rock of Ages
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Augustus Montague Toplady (November 4, 1740 to August 11, 1778)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Augustus Montague Toplady
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee"
First Publication Date: 1776


Rock of Ages Lyrics

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

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