Sunday, October 11, 2009

One of my MANY favorites!

How can you choose one hymn as your favorite? I never could! I love so many. Because I love so many, I want to start a series of hymns to be posted on succeeding Sundays.
*Go to net hymnal for words and music of many hymns. You will find this one there with a few different words. It seems that people have changed some of Robert Robinson's original words.

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
words by Robert Robinson

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 His Name! I’m fixed upon it,
Name of God’s redeeming love.

Here I raise my 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,
Wand’ring from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Bought me with His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter
Bind my wand’ring 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.

“Samuel took a stone and…named it Ebenezer, saying ‘Thus far has the Lord helped us.’”
1 Samuel 7:12


Sarah said...

I love this one too, Kati! It might be my favorite. Though I know what you mean, it's hard to choose just one!

Kristin said...

Beautiful words to ponder. Can't wait to follow this series. A great way to end one week and prepare for the next...

Cheryl said...

My "favorite" hymn changes often! I do love this one!