Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Robert Robinson, 1735-1790
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
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.
This song was played as a piano offertory during communion today. It's not an easy song for me to sing as I am an alto. But, today it filled my heart with joy as I remembered that God is the source of every blessing. We have a really tight month financially, actually this and next, but it's for a good reason. A very generous lady who we've never met has lent us a car the last couple years. We received a call this week to say that she has moved from the area and would like to sign the title of the car over to us! WOW! It's enough to knock the wind out of you. One can always dream of God answering prayers this way but when it happens to you it is honestly shocking and a little hard to swallow. We'll be tight as we pay for car insurance (she previously insured) and title transfer, smog, licensing etc. But, wow, what a blessing and an AMAZING Gift! I am praying that this lady, who was widowed and now remarried and starting a new life will be blessed beyond measure by our gracious Lord! Thank you God for looking out for our every need and even some of our wants. You are an awesome God!