06 February 2013

Come Thou Fount

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This is my favorite hymn and it is forever old, but always relevant.

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 mine 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,
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.

4 comments:

  1. This is by far one of my favorite hymns as well! We sang it at my baptism a few years ago! Swoon!
    xo TJ

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  2. ooh, completely obsessed with the Sufjan Stevens version

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  3. One of my most favorites, too. Did they play this at your wedding? I love the lyrics of this hymn, but I *LOVE* the music of it even more.

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    1. I think they did, but I'm not really sure. It was supposed to be playing we the grandmothers, moms and you were walking out.

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