1. 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 a sin of double cure,
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
2. Not the labour of my hands,
Can fulfill thy laws demands,
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 hands 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.
4. While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar through worlds unknown,
See thee on thy judgement throne,
Rock of ages cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.