June 28, 2017

My Favorite Hymn: Rock of Ages

Hey everyone!

Recently I saw another Christian blogger post her favorite hymn on her blog and I thought I would share mine. Mine is Rock of Ages; it has always been such and encouraging, powerful hymn to me. While most people do not know it, there is a different, newer version of the song that I actually prefer to the original tune. You can listen to it below as well as read the lyrics:

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 labors of my hands
can fulfill thy law’s commands;
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.

I pray this song is a great encouragement to you and a reminder of the great salvation we have in the Lord Jesus Christ. As the song says, nothing in my hand I bring, simply to the cross I cling. I would love to hear what your favorite hymn is! Comment below and share your own thoughts and comments!

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