Lifespring! HymnStories

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The stories behind the great Christian hymns, after which you will hear a version of the hymn performed by some of the most talented musicians and singers.

HS43: Lifespring! HymnStories “Rock Of Ages”

Today we learn about the classic “Rock Of Ages”. There’s a surprising twist at the end of today’s narrative.


Hymn styles - Down-Home GospelThe London Fox Singers
“Rock Of Ages” (mp3)
from “Hymn styles – Down-Home Gospel”
(Classic Fox Records)

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Instrumental music was Jim Fidler’s “Lillian, A Portrait In Sound”.

Jim Fidler

Rock Of Ages

Lyrics: Augustus M. Toplady

Music: Thomas Hastings
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 Thy 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 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.

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