Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rock of Ages

 September sunset

Our Bible study group is getting together for a hymn sing. I can't wait. And one of the hymns I'll suggest is this one - Rock of Ages. Such an old hymn, and such a great message!

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 the 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 mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Do you have a favorite hymn?



Anonymous said...

During my high school and college years, I served as pianist at church and for the children's choirs. I love the old hymns and the stories of how they were written. A favorite of mine is "What A Friend We Have In Jesus."

Parsley said...

Oh love the old hymns! My fav is 'Old Rugged Cross'.

Unknown said...

Sounds very nice :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your photo is wonderful and I, too, like your hymn. My favorite, however, is How Great Thou Art. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ruth Kelly said...

It's a beautiful hymn and the photo of the sky is glorious!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

It is so hard to pick a favorite! One of my very favorite songs is "Of the Father's Love Begotten". It is usually classes as a Christmas song, but I love to sing it all year round. It is sung to a 16th century(I think) plainsong or chant, so beautiful! And a great reminder of the greatness of God.

MadSnapper said...

In the garden, daddy and i used to sing sweet harmony on that one. daddy loved Just as I am and The old Rugged cross, i also love Farther Along we'll know all abbout it.

Denise said...

One of my all time favorites.

Paulette said...

I enjoy gospel music and hymns, but my favorite song to sing and listen to is He Touched Me.

Joyce said...

I cannot pick a single favorite, but some of my favorites are The Old Rugged Cross, Victory in Jesus, Love Lifted Me, and This is My Father's World.

Chatty Crone said...

I love Rock of Ages - the Old Rugged Cross - Amazing Grace - How Great Thou Art - and In the Garden - all of them! Have a good time!

Candace said...

FUN! I was raised in a southern baptist church and one my favorite events from my childhood was the hymn sings. While I love so many of the old hymns, In the Garden was always my favorite. I just love the chorus.."And He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me that I am His own." Yeah....I love that. :)

Mary said...

That is so pretty....I have a sunset on my post...and I have seen more that must be awareness of the shortening days in the Northern Hemisphere.

Unknown said...

It would have to be the Old Rugged Cross, thank you for sharing this!

hugs, Tanya


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