Monday, July 20, 2009

Come Thou Fount

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.

This hymn wonderfully describes how all of us seem to wander at times in our life, but our loving Savior will always seek us out and help us back to the fold. I love the words, “Wandering from the fold of God, he, to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood.” We will always be indebted to God, therefore we must always serve Him and love Him. As we serve Him and love Him, we almost shout out, “here’s my heart, o take and seal it! Seal it for Thy courts above!” I can’t help but cry whenever I listen to this hymn or read its words.

More information on this hymn at Wikipedia: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing