Augustus M. Toplady, 1776
TOPLADY, Thomas Hastings, 1830
It is said that Toplady wrote this hymn one day when caught in a thunderstorm. He took shelter in a cleft in a rock and there he wrote the hymn.
A good resource for sharing this hymn with children is Kenneth W. Osbeck’s Amazing Grace: Illustrated Stories of Hymns. This hymn is included in the collection.
The Lutheran Hymnal #376
“Rock of Ages.” CyberHymnal. Web. 11 Aug. 2016.
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