Rock of Ages.

wesblackburn —  April 8, 2013 — Leave a comment

Today’s selection is a chill version of a classic old hymn (some of you may have even grown up singing it). Here’s Page CXVI with their version of the song “Rock of Ages.” We actually have two videos to watch. For those of you who are like me and love live stuff, watch video #1. But the lyrics aren’t especially clear there, so if you want, a more “polished” studio version is below as well.

(If you can’t see the video in your email, RSS, or blog reader, please click here.)

(If you can’t see this video in your email, RSS, or blog reader, click here.)

I don’t really have a ton to offer on this song today, other than to make the statement that for many years Bible scholars and theologians have regarded this song as one of the deepest, most theologically complete and accurate songs ever written. This hymn is a beautiful picture and reminder of the truth in Ephesians 2:8-9:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.

Probably the biggest misconception that a lot of us bring to God’s table is that we need to do something in order to earn our way back to God. We have this feeling like we need to be good enough, do enough good things, give enough, or whatever to earn a right standing. But the truth is we bring nothing before God; we simply cling to the cross of Christ and receive forgiveness there.

I hope this song reminds of that fact today!

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