Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I have always loved this hymn. It is one that I remember from childhood.

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.
Could my tears forever flow, could my zeal no languor know, these for sin could not atone—Thou must save and Thou alone: In my hand no price I bring; simply to Thy cross I cling.
While I draw this fleeting breath, when my eyes shall close in death, when I rise to worlds unknown and behold Thee on Thy throne, Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee.

Osbeck, K. W. (1990). Amazing grace : 366 inspiring hymn stories for daily devotions. Includes indexes. (Page 114). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Publications.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Glenna, It's one of my favourites too. Never fails to lift me up when I sing it.

    Thanks for the lamination suggestion, I will try that next Easter. The palm was slightly fried in the car where I left it after service and the scanner did the rest!

    when I looked at what came out after the scan it reminds me so much of Christ's blood shed for us.
    God Bless and a Blessed Easter to you too.