232. Rock of Ages! Cleft for Sin

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by Toplady, 1776
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Rock of Ages! cleft for sin,
 
Grace hath hid us safe within!
 
Where the water and the blood,
 
From Thy riven side which flowed,
 
Are of sin the double cure;
 
Cleansing from its guilt and power.
1 Corinthians 10:4; Ephesians 2:2; John 19:34; Romans 5:9
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Not the labor of our hands
 
Could fulfill the law's demands;
 
Could our zeal no respite know,
 
Could our tears forever flow,
 
Naught for sin could e'er atone
 
But Thy blood and Thine alone!
Ephesians 2:9; Romans 3:20; Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22
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Found by Thee before we sought,
 
Unto Thee in mercy brought;
 
We have Thee for righteousness,
 
From Thy fullness grace on grace:
 
Thou hast washed us in Thy blood,
 
Made us live and live to God.
Luke 15:4-5; Romans 10:20; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Corinthians 1:30; John 1:16; Revelation 1:5; Galatians 2:19
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While we draw this fleeting breath,
 
If our eyes are closed in death,
 
When we soar to worlds unknown,
 
Sit with Thee upon Thy throne:
 
Thou our joy shalt be in heaven,
 
Who for us Thyself hast given.
Revelation 3:21; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:25
“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” (1 Corinthians 10:4)
“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.” (Ephesians 2:2)
“But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” (John 19:34)
“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:9)