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Rock of Ages
Words by Augustus M. Toplady
Music by Thomas Hastings

Isaiah 26:4
"Trust ye in the LORD for ever:
for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:"

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          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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