"Rock of Ages" as written by and Phillip Campbell Charles Campbell....
Rock of Ages
I am tumbling down
Where the roots of trees
Embrace you
I do fall upon my knees
And ask you how
You can just sit there and be

Rock of Ages
I am crumbling now
In an avalanche
I'm reaching for the Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages

Father now I have stepped
Beyond my bounds
Now the pack I wear
It weighs a thousand pounds
It drags me down
Makes me think crazy

Oh my Rock of Ages
I have gone astray
I heard my brother call
I turned the other way
Now I'm ashamed
To face him

Oh my Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
Oh my Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
Reach for the Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
In the avalanche
In the avalanche
Heavy rock
And I reach for the rock
I reach for the rock
In the avalanche it falls
I reach for the rock
I reach for the rock
I reach for the rock
In the avalanche
In the avalanche
Heavy rock
Heavy rock
Such a heavy rock


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"Rock of Ages" as written by Dan Tyack Charles Campbell

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    My InterpretationIt's about having a crisis, reaching out for God, but feeling God is not there.
    ratanxon March 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ratanx. The "you" and "Father" in the song are the Judeo-Christian God and the singer wants to know how this supposed god can sit idly by while the world falls apart.

    The most famous "Rock of Ages" is a hymn written in the 18th century by a Calvinist preacher. In the hymn's lyrics, the rock is an allusion for faith, a never-moving object to which the worshiper can cling. In the GLB song, the singer cannot cling to the rock because it has been loosened by an avalanche.
    sharkycharmingon February 19, 2014   Link

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