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Published in “Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship”, Nisbet, 1867.

1 Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee:
  2 Not the labours of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands.
    Let the water and the blood
From Thy riven side which flowed,
      Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
  Be of sin the double cure,-
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
    All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.
 
3 Nothing in my hand I bring;
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
  4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
    Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace:
      When I soar through tracts unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement-throne,
  Foul, I to the Fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.
    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee. Amen.

Augustus Montague Toplady, 1775.

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