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Rock of Ages Cleft for Me
EXODUS 33: 12-23

In the County of Somerset in the West of England there is a canyon called Cheddar Gorge (yes, where the cheese comes from). One day in 1763 a young minister was caught in a tumultuous thunderstorm in the cliffs nearby. The minister, Augustus Toplady, took refuge in a cave and found himself reflecting on the way the “rock of faith” provides us with a shelter from the storms of life (he in fact died of TB when he was thirty-eight). The words of the hymn “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” formed themselves in his mind there. Its opening line is a riff on this story from Exodus...

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