In the third verse of the classic hymn, “Rock of Ages,” written by Augustus Toplady, the eternal expectation of the Christian is wonderfully described. This verse expresses a heart of hope that overcomes the fear of death and looks singly to the glory that awaits us.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown,
And behold Thee on Thy throne,
Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.