"And that rock was Christ" (1 Corinthians 10:4
[b]Rock of Ages, cleft for me...[/b]
ROCK of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From thy riv'n side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
NOT the labor of my hands
Can fulfill the law's demans;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and thou alone.
NOTHING in my hand I bring,
Simply to thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to thee for dress;
Helpless, look to thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.
WHILE I draw this fleeting breath,
When my heart-strings break in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See thee on thy Judgement-throne,
Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.
[i]NOTE: this was taken from an 1881 hymnal "A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs."[/i]
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