Treasure Island

Augustus Montague Toplady

(4 November 1740–11 August 1778 / Surrey, England)

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 die!

Whilst I draw this fleeting Breath--
When my Eye-strings break in Death--
When I soar through tracts unknown--
See Thee on thy Judgment-Throne--
ROCK of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in THEE!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: water, alone, death

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me by Augustus Montague Toplady )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Backbone Of A Nation, Joseph T. Renaldi
  2. Vertigo, Nassy Fesharaki
  3. Worthy Expressions, Joseph T. Renaldi
  4. Flight Of Fairies, Nicholas Nikolov
  5. Goodnight Kiss, Nicholas Nikolov
  6. MURIEL, Donald R Charon
  7. GLENDA, Donald R Charon
  8. Tales Of A Wife: Close To You, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  9. CREDITOR, Donald R Charon
  10. Tales Of A Wife: Lady Liberty, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]