Rock of ages, cleft for me (Richard Redhead)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

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Title: Rock of ages, cleft for me
Composer: Richard Redhead
Lyricist: Augustus Montague Topladycreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
{{Genre|Sacred|Hymns}   Meter: 77. 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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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:
cleanse me from its guilt and power.

Not the labours of my hands
can fulfil thy law’s demands;
could my zeal no respite know,
could my tears for ever 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, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
when my eyelids close in death,
when I soar through tracts unknown,
see thee on thy judgement throne;
Rock of ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee.