This hymn has been sticking with me for a while now. We sang it a couple of times at the retreat I attended back in February. And lately I keep hearing it on the radio. I guess it’s one of those old-made-new-again things. But I love the poetry of this song, and the music. It’s not often that I love both in a newer song, probably because this kind of poetry is not appreciated like it was years ago. If you have a recording of it, listen and enjoy!
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
Hither by thy help I come
And I hope by thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wondering 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
Every now and then an old hymn pops out of nowhere for me, too. Then it keeps going for a couple of days, then it disappears. Just another one of those ways that God is here, there and everywhere.
Katie Jones said:
Thank you, Stephanie. I just love to read your blogs. They are honest and inspiring and just filled to the brim with wisdom and assurance from God.