Saturday, March 26, 2011

Come Thou Fount

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 mine Ebenezer; 
 hither by thy help I'm come; 
 and I hope, by thy good pleasure, 
 safely to arrive at home. 
 Jesus sought me when a stranger, 
 wandering from the fold of God; 
 he, to rescue me from danger, 
 interposed his precious blood. 

3. 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. 

This is one of my favorite hymns. I was a new Christian the first time I heard it, and found it spoke so dearly to my heart. I felt my own soul crying out, "I'm prone to wander, Lord, I feel it! Prone to leave the God I love! Here's my heart- take and seal it! Seal it for Thy courts above!"

It is my prayer that God will tune my heart to sing His Song- the song of Christ alone.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a touching song. One of my favorites for sure. I can not hear this song and not feel it and be brought to a place that moves me. God Bless!