Augustus Montague Toplady

(4 November 1740–11 August 1778 / Surrey, England)

Quotations

  • ''Rock of ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in Thee!
    Let the Water and the Blood,
    From thy riven Side which flow'd,
    Be of sin the double cure;
    Cleanse me from its guilt and pow'r.''
    Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), British hymn-writer. "A Prayer, Living and Dying," l. 1-6, Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Worship, London, printed for E. and C. Dilly (1776). "A strenuous champion of Calvinistic theology."
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  • ''Rock of ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in thee!
    Let the water and the blood,
    From thy riven side which flowed,
    Be of sin the double cure;
    Cleanse me from its guilt and pow'r.''
    Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), British theologian. Rock of Ages (l. 1-6). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.

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If, on a Quiet Sea

If, on a quiet sea, toward heaven we calmly sail,
With grateful hearts, O God, to Thee,
We’ll own the favoring gale,
With grateful hearts, O God, to Thee,
We’ll own the favoring gale.

But should the surges rise, and rest delay to come,
Blest be the tempest, kind the storm,
Which drives us nearer home,

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