Rock of Ages

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Music by Thomas Hastings
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady

VERSE 1

Bb 
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

              F7      Bb 
Let me hide myself in Thee;

F7                    Bb 
Let the water and the blood,

F7                          Bb 
From Thy wounded side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure,

                    F7      Bb 
Save from wrath and make me pure.

VERSE 2

Bb 
Not the labors of my hands 

                F7      Bb 
Can fulfill Thy law's demands; 

F7                       Bb 
Could my zeal no respite know,

F7                     Bb 
Could my tears forever flow,

All for sin could not atone;

                   F7    Bb 
Thou must save and Thou alone.

VERSE 3

Bb 
Nothing in my hand I bring,

              F7      Bb 
Simply to Thy cross I cling;

F7                      Bb 
Naked, come to Thee for dress,

F7                         Bb 
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;

Foul, I to the fountain fly;

                 F7   Bb 
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

VERSE 4

Bb 
While I draw this fleeting breath,

                   F7       Bb 
When my eyes shall close in death,

F7                      Bb 
When I soar to worlds unknown,

F7                       Bb 
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 

              F7      Bb 
Let me hide myself in Thee. 

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Instrument Chords
Banjo Bb Major F7
Guitar Bb Major F7
Mandolin Bb Major F7
Piano Bb Major F7
Ukulele Bb Major F7