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All worship resources for this hymn are FREE during the month of June.  

Written by Nathan Drake, Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy

CCLI# 7197461

Anchor 1

Rock of Ages Chords
from "Hymns of the Son"
(Capo 3)

Intro/Interludes:   G      C  G      C G      C G    

             G        C           G
Rock of ages cleft for me,
             D/F#                 G
Let me hide myself in Thee;
             D/F#                 G
Let the water and the blood,
                  D/F#                            G 
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
           G          C           G
Be of sin the double cure,
                   D/F#                            G
Save from wrath and make me pure.

              G           C        G
Not the labors of my hands,
         D/F#                     G
Can fulfill the law's demands;
                D/F#                    G
Could my zeal no respite know,
                 D/F#                G
Could my tears forever flow,
            G              C        G
All for sin could not atone;
                   D/F#                     G
Thou must save, and thou alone.

               G         C         G
Nothing in my hand I bring,
           D/F#                  G
Simply to the cross I cling;
               D/F#                         G
Without clothes I come for dress,
              D/F#                      G
Without hope I come for rest,
               G             C        G
For that fountain now I cry;
                  D/F#           G
Wash me, Savior, or I die.

              G              C            G
While I draw this fleeting breath,
                 D/F#                          G
When my eyes shall close in death,
            D/F#                      G
When I soar to worlds unknown,
               D/F#                       G
See thee on thy judgment throne, 
              G        C           G
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
           D/F#                   G
Let me hide myself in the

Available worship resources for Rock of Ages include: chord chart, multitrack, backing track, lyric video, and streaming. This hymn was written by Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy, 1776. Modern arrangement and recording by Nathan Drake, Reawaken Hymns. CCLI# 7197461

Anchor 2


From "The Trinity Acoustic Sessions, Vol. 1". This album contains acoustic recordings of the arrangements from The Trinity Project. Chord chart and sheet music are the same as full band arrangement above.

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Learn the history behind the classic hymn "Rock of Ages"

Practice Session



Play through "Rock of Ages" on acoustic guitar.


This tutorial practice video contains electric guitar tabs, bass guitar tabs, piano play-though and drum play-through for Rock of Ages.

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