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 flood,

Be of sin the double cure,

Save from wrath and make me pure.

Jesus, you are the Rock of Ages….for all eternity—from everlasting to everlasting, Your side was violently lacerated by a soldier’s spear……for me.

Let me hide myself in You.

Let the water and the blood which flowed from Your split side be the double cure for my sin: the application of water and blood to my life.  They are the only remedies able to keep me from the just consequences of my sin.

Save me from judgements and make me presentable to God—spotless and pure.

Without the sacrifices of Jesus on the cross, you and I would face the wrath of God’s judgement. But there is a cleft in the side of Jesus—a hiding place where we can find shelter and the fountain that cleanses all our guilty stains.  

“Arise: Walk in the Sunrise” by Lori Wagner, available from Pentecostal Publishing House.