Augustus Montague Toplady
Augustus Montague Toplady Poems
- Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let ...
- Grace, 'Tis A Charming Sound Grace, ’tis a charming ...
- A Debtor To Mercy Alone A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant ...
- Father Of Love, To Thee I Bend Father of love, to thee I ...
- Fountain Of Never-Ceasing Grac... Fountain of never ceasing ...
- God Of Love God of love, whose truth and grace Reach ...
- How Vast The Benefits Divine How vast the benefits divine ...
Augustus Montague Toplady was an Anglican cleric and hymn writer. He was a major Calvinist opponent of John Wesley. He is best remembered as the author of the hymn "Rock of Ages". Three of his other hymns – "A Debtor to Mercy Alone", "Deathless Principle, Arise" and "Object of My First Desire" – are still occasionally sung today, though all three are far less popular than "Rock of Ages".
Background and Early Life, 1740–55
Augustus Toplady was born in Farnham, Surrey, England in November 1740. His father, Richard Toplady, was probably from Enniscorthy, County Wexford in Ireland. Richard Toplady became a commissioned ... more »
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Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee!
Let the Water and the Blood,
From thy riven Side which flow'd,
Be of Sin the double Cure,
Cleanse me from its Guilt and Pow'r.
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 ...