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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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