I sang this beautiful hymn yesterday at a large central London church with a few hundred confident, care free singers. It was a more modern version and arrangement than this one and I didn’t realise it was a very old hymn until I tried to track it down to share with you. A modern rendition does not seem to available so here is the oldie but goodie.
Rock of Ages that is. This is a classic hymn by Augustus M Toplady (real name, not a comedy name). Composed in 1775 so it’s got vintage. Given a beautiful and invigorating treatment here by someone new to me since this Christmas – Dustin Kensrue whose album The Water & The Blood is outstanding – rocky, passionate, gritty, turbulent, melancholic and broody. Will bring you more on this and the quirky story of an album I bought for another and kept for myself. Not as bad as it sounds. Enjoy your Monday.