Rock of Ages

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 A             D        A
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
        A      E       A
Let me hide myself in Thee;
        E             A
Let the water and the blood
         E                   A
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
      A        D      A
Be of sin the double cure;
           A         E       A
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
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.


  1. Hi Craig
    In the 3rd 4th and 5th lines the accent is on
    and sin

    and that’s where the chord symbol should appear.

  2. am crying while am reading the song

  3. I like these lyrics !

  4. I’ve recently received a request for guitar chords for the hymn “Pass It On” from an inmate in the Salt Lake Prison in Draper, Utah. Can anyone help me with this?

  5. This is the version I play. I capo at the second so it is actually in the key of D, but C progression is easier to play while I am singing.

    C Em F G
    It only takes a spark to get a fire going
    C Em F G
    And soon all those around can warm up to its glowing
    F C
    That’s how it is with God’s love
    Dm G C Am
    Once you’ve experienced it
    Dm C
    You spread His love to everyone
    F G C
    You want to pass it on

  6. Does anyone know the ascend the hill version chords?

  7. Thanks so much for posting these great hymns! i’m planning on singing this tomorrow!

  8. I learned this song on my new electric guitar, and now I’m a hit sensation at church!

  9. Nick, I have the chords. Would you like me to email them to you?

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