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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God of Love

God of love, whose truth and grace
Reach unbounded as the skies,
Hear thy creature's feeble praise,
Let my ev'ning sacrifice
Mount as incense to thy throne,
On the merits of thy Son.

Me thy providence has led
Through another busy day:

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