Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages, when the day seems long
From this labor and this heartache I have come
The skies will wear out, but You remain the same
Rock of Ages, I praise Your name.

Rock of Ages, You have brought me near
You have poured out your life-blood, Your love, Your tears
To make this stone heart come alive again
Rock of Ages, forgive my sin.

Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages
Bind your children 'till your kingdom comes
Rock of Ages, Your will be done.

Rock of Ages, when in want or rest
My desperate need for such a Savior I confess
Pull these idols out from my heart embrace
Rock of Ages, I need Your grace.

Rock of Ages, broken, scorned for me
Who am I that You would die to make me free?
To give me glory, You took the death and pain
Rock of Ages, my offering.

Rock of Ages, "It is done," You cried
The curtain's torn and I see justice satisfied
Now write Your mercy on my heart and hands
Rock of Ages, in faith I stand.

Rock of Ages, my great hope source
Your promise holds just like an anchor to my soul
Bind your children with cords of love and grace
Rock of Ages, we give You praise.

Rock of Ages (When the day seems long)  ~Sandra McCracken