Hymn 384 - "Rock of Ages! cleft for me,"


Rock of Ages! cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,

From Thy riven side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure;

Cleansing from its guilt and power.


Not the labour of my hands

Could fulfil the law's demands;

Could my zeal no respite know,

Could my tears for ever flow,

Nought for sins could e'er atone

But Thy blood, and Thine alone.


Nothing in my hand I bring,

Simply to Thyself 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.


Found by Thee before I sought,

Unto Thee in mercy brought;

I have Thee for righteousness,

From Thy fulness grace on grace;

Thou hast washed me in Thy blood,

Made me live and live to God.