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Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 361
Text: Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778
Music: Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872
Tune: TOPLADY, Meter: 77.77.77

1.	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. 

2.	Not the labors of my hands 
	can fulfill thy law's commands; 
	could my zeal no respite know, 
	could my tears forever flow, 
	all for sin could not atone; 
	thou must save, and thou alone. 

3.	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. 

4.	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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