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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Favorite Hymns - Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

I have run across references to this hymn numerous times this week. It is an older hymn (of course) from 1758. It is the second half of the second stanza and all of the third that resonate with me, but the rest of the hymn is wonderful as well. It is a hymn of the greatness of God's salvation. How He saves us, keeps us, and one day will glorify us.

If you wonder about what an Ebenezer is, click on the word to find out.

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve 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.

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.

O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.


Blogger PressingOn said...

One of, if not my favorite hymn. Thanks for posting the words! I hadn't heard that last verse though! I love it.!

6:54 PM EDT  
Blogger Taliesin said...

Thanks for stopping by. There seem to be a number of these older hymns that have more verses than we commonly find in our hymnals. When there are ten stanzas U understand why some get dropped, but when, like this one, it is just the one verse, and such a great verse, I don't get why.

7:59 PM EDT  

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