CLEFT OF GLADNESS
Scripture: Psalm 91:2
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: Cleft of ages give me refuge, Give me place to hide my soul. Hide me while the darkness gathers, Lest, O Lord, ‘twould o’er me roll. Lest the fearful face of dimness, Hide Thy wondrous love from me, Light of love, O Rock of Ages, Let me hide my all in Thee.
Verse 2: Rock of graciousness and power, Make Thy shadow stand between, Wills of Thine and wiles of Satan, Let Thy graciousness be seen. Rock of Ages, Rock of Ages, Holy cleft, O let me in. Let me bring my ev’ry sorrow, Hear my pleading once again.
Verse 3: Rock of Ages, Mighty power, Jesus keep me day by day; else the tempter for my weakness, Take my worthless soul away. Open wide Thy place of refuge, Wide enough for me to know, Ev’ry joy Thy grace may offer, Keep me safe from ev’ry foe.