Come, Thou Fount

July 20, 2016

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - written by Robert Robinson in 1757

 

 The Fountain in the home of Henry Clay Frick - Frick Collection in NY

 

 

Hymns are so rich with wisdom and truth.  I know I need to learn the classic hymns that my parents know so well.  We glorify God by singing these hymns and counting all of our blessings in life.

 

 

 

Lyrics:

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
I'll 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

 

 

-Let’s look at the meaning of this beautiful hymn,

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

 

 

 -The Fount in the hymn is a source of every Blessing. 

-God is our fountain of every Blessing. 

-His Mercies are like streams never ending!

-Let’s Praise God, asking Him to teach us how to Praise Him like those in His Holy Presence!

-We thank God for His redeeming love on the Mount

-He died for our sins on the Mount.  He took our sins and his blood ran red on that Mount

-He gave us the gift of the Grace that we didn’t deserve

-He gave Mercy by not giving believers the eternal punishment we deserve

-We can raise our Ebenezer (which means a great stone, a great help) like Samuel the prophet did.  Samuel set up a stone to commemorate the Israelites’ win against the Philistines.

-Jesus is our helper and will guide us in this world until he brings us safely home.

-He will not leave us or forsake us until we are at home with Him. 

-As a last sheep, he truly sought me

- He interposed himself which means He put himself between us and God’s righteous judgment.    -His death gave us access to a Holy God

-He gave us such Grace; we truly are indebted to Him..

-Let His goodness, like a fetter (to chain the feet of), bind my heart to Thee

-Jesus paid a debt we couldn’t pay, our hearts longing to please Him!!

 

I love the ending to this hymn,

 

 

“Here’s my heart, O take and seal it.  Seal it for the courts above.”


 

              Blown Glass Heart                                                 photo by Sharon Moye

 

 

Yes, we want to Praise Jesus all the day long..

 

 

My Prayer for us is to rejoice in Him, remembering his Grace and Mercy.  Lifting up our Ebenezer knowing where our help comes from.  Thanking God for giving and guiding us with Mercy and Grace.  Loving Him out of a grateful heart and giving Him our hearts.

 

                                                                                                             photo by Sharon Moye

 

 

 

What special hymn will you read and sing this week, singing Truth back to a Loving God?

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