I always think of this as the 19th century hymn; but actually it was written in 1763 by Augustus Toplady: Rock of Ages, performed here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
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Susan asked for this one: James Ward’s version of Rock of Ages–same lyrics, different music.
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I’m posting this because last night I dreamed I was in a church, among the congregation, and we were singing Rock of Ages. I don’t know why I dreamed it: I just go with what the Lord gives me. Just take it up and go.
This beautiful a capella rendition is by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
We’ve all heard this hymn a thousand times: Rock of Ages, published in 1775. But it pays to pretend you’ve never heard it before–and listen. The lyrics preach a central tenet of Christianity.
Performed by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background sets by the Lord Our God, Maker of heaven and earth.
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Meanwhile, here’s Rock of Ages, sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. I wonder if they have any idea how many people have been blessed by their music.
I can’t imagine how they make the acoustics work, but these kids from Fountainview Academy perform their hymns outdoors: here, Rock of Ages.
As much as I love geology and paleontology, I have to admit I’m now with William Jennings Bryan on this one: I’m much more interested in the Rock of Ages than the age of rocks.
Blessed by the Lord my Rock!
Rock of Ages: I’m often requested to post this wonderful 18th-century hymn, and I’m always glad to do it. God knows we need spiritual fortification, these days more than ever.
Just to restate our priorities; to remind ourselves why we’re here, and where we’re going; to proclaim what is most important, by far, than any other thing we do–
Rock of Ages: blessed be the Lord our rock, the Lord our strength, the Lord our shield and our deliverer. Who sets up kings and sets them down; who kills and makes alive–the Lord our God is His name.
And all that other stuff out there, all those wicked who walk and talk and revel in their power, and all their wicked works–it’s the chaff which God’s wind driveth away. Wake up one morning, and they’ll be gone.
I hope you don’t mind this guitar rendition by Jason Waller. I find it speaks to me.
What do you say to a bit of spiritual nourishment before we bite into the news of the day?
I picked this one myself because I finally caught up on all your requests, folks, and there weren’t any waiting for me this morning.
Whatever else you might say of Johnny Cash, he had a gift for gospel.