This this website is dedicated to the
story of Reverend Toplady and how he came to write the
hymn "Rock of Ages". As he was inspired by God
and sheltered by the Rock, so can you through your faith
in the Lord.
What is the reason the hymn "Rock
of Ages" has survived for centuries as the most popular
church hymn? Could it be some sort of divine intervention
when the Reverend Toplady was sheltering the storm in
the cleft and had the inspiration to write the words on
a playing card he found at his feet? What happened during
that storm and why that particular rock cleft? Is there
something there in that valley of ancient rock as old
as the oldest rock found on the entire planet?
Every person on this planet needs
some shelter from time to time, maybe that is one reason
we hang on to symbols of strength and even use the word
“rock” to describe our source of shelter.
In the Bible the Lord is referred to as The Rock many
Do you need shelter from the storms
of the world?
The Rock is your shelter.