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

Father, oh, I have stepped beyond my bounds
And the pack I wear, it weighs a thousand pounds
It drags me down, making anything crazy
Oh, now rock of ages
I have gone astray


I heard my brother call and I turned the other way
Now I'm ashamed to face him
Oh, now rock of ages, rock of ages
Oh, now 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 that falls
Oh, I reach for the rock and I reach for the rock
In the avalanche, in the avalanche
Heavy rock, heavy rock, such a heavy rock