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rock of ages

An unfailing source of strength. The term was originally a religious one, a translation from the Hebrew in the Bible (Isaiah 26:4), which the King James Version has as “everlasting strength.” It later was variously defined as God, religious faith, and salvation. The term became widely known through a hymn of that name published in Gospel Magazine in 1775. Its author, Augustus Montague Toplady, was addressing Jesus when he wrote “Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee.” Subsequently, the term was sometimes used more lightly to describe any highly reliable source of support.
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I believe it was good for him and for many others in like case, who had to learn by that loss that the soul of man cannot stand or lean upon any human prop, however strong, and wise, and good; but that He upon whom alone it can stand and lean will knock away all such props in His own wise and merciful way, until there is no ground or stay left but Himself, the Rock of Ages, upon whom alone a sure foundation for every soul of man is laid.
Thy resolution may fluctuate on the wild and changeful billows of human opinion, but mine is anchored on the Rock of Ages.''
The rock of ages - and the aged man - landmarks of her youth.
It is the Rock of Ages I ask you to lean on: do not doubt but it will bear the weight of your human weakness."
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Rock of Ages doesn't take itself terribly seriously - apart from when it comes to the tunes.
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