Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing




1. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

2. Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.

3. Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.

4. O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.



Robert Robinson penned the words at age 22 in the year 1757.


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4 comments:

Anna Diederich said...

i love this song! and thanks for your thoughts on my post "everybody". you know, i was actually told to do that same thing (list 3 needs) while in young womans. and now, every guy i meet i can't help but search for those 3 things in him. sometimes i blame my high expectations on why i don't date that often. either way, the man i do marry will be amazing! : )

Grandma Honey said...

I had NO idea this was written in the 1700s! AND by a 22 year old. Incredible hymn.

S. Etole said...

This is such a blessing!

The Carters said...

This is such a beautiful song. It was just what Dave and I needed, thank you Cristie.