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Daily Bible Verse - 11/26/2007 - Isaiah 26:4

NIV Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
KJV Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
NASB Trust in the LORD forever,
For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.
Isaiah 26:4

"Rock of Ages"

They realize at last that "in YAH, the Lord (Heb. YAH, a shortened form of YHWH), is everlasting strength," or "the Rock of Ages" (NJKV marg.). It was from this expression that Augustus Toplady got the idea for one of the greatest hymns in the English language, "Rock of Ages."
Seeking shelter in a cleft in a rocky crag during a violent thunderstorm, he wrote:

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment-throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Is 26:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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