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 from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” (Revelation 1:5)
“For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.” (Galatians 2:19)
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Revelation 3:21)
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” (Ephesians 5:25)