Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

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Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
  Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
  Call for songs of loudest praise.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
  Wand’ring from the face of God;
He, to save my soul from danger,
  Interposed His precious blood.
2
O to grace how great a debtor
  Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace, Lord, like a fetter,
  Bind my wand’ring heart to Thee.
Teach me, Lord, some rapturous measure,
  Meet for me Thy grace to prove,
While I sing the countless treasure
  Of my God’s unchanging love.
3
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
  Prone to leave the God I love:
Take my heart, oh, take and seal it
  With Thy Spirit from above.
Rescued thus from sin and danger,
  Purchased by the Savior’s blood,
May I walk on earth a stranger,
  As a son and heir of God.
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Loretta Navar

One of the most stirring, soul-inspiring hymns that surpasses the ages....I never tire of hearing this magnificent work....


Roger Hsu

Thank You Lord for Your in unchanging love! You are our everything!


Darin

MN

This song is used at the church my family just joined.

The words and tune are wonderful.


Joan

South Carolina, United States

Another verse:

I was lost in utter darkness

Til You came and rescued me;

I was bound by all my sin when

Your love came and set me free.

Now my soul can sing a new song,

Now my heart has found a home,

And Your grace is always with me

And I'll never be alone!

Chorus:

Come Thou Fount, come Thou King,

Come Thou precious Prince of Peace

Hear Your bride, to You we sing,

Come Thou Fount of our blessing.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Robert Robinson had always been prone to wander. Apprenticed to a barber at 14, he spent more time reading and playing with friends than cutting hair. Then, still a teen, he went to a George Whitfield meeting, intending to ridicule it - and instead was converted. After his apprenticeship was over, Robinson went into the ministry. He wrote this hymn at the age of 23 as he served at the Calvinistic Methodist Church in Norfolk, England.

Late in life, Robinson did stray from the faith. Once, in a stagecoach, he sat by a lady who was reading a hymnbook. She showed him "Come, Thou Fount," saying how wonderful it was. He tried to change the subject, but couldn't. Finally he said, "Madam, I am the unhappy man who wrote that hymn many years ago, and I would give a thousand worlds to enjoy the feelings I had then." - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

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See David Jones' posting on 4/18/2010 for lyrics closer to the original. My favorite part of this hymn is the rich allusion of the memorable, "Here I raise my Ebenezer" (stone of help 1 Sam 7:2-14) in the original stanza 2.


Abigail

Lagos, Nigeria

This song is an exact expression of my heart to God, most especially the third verse.


Samuel Mohan

Kottayam, Kerala, India

A Blessed Song. Oh, nice.


Rosita Enriquez

United States

The Melody is beautiful, soul-catching. Perhaps The Lord may inspire some to write more songs with this Music. Some of their fresh enjoyment of The Lord or from a truth from a message.


Jan Cradit

O'Fallon, MO, United States

Thank you so much for your website. How wonderful when convalescing to listen to these old hymns and sing along.


Jerri Cornelius

Mountain Top, PA, United States

Many thanks to David Jones from the United Kingdom, These are the words my friend and I remember only we could only recall the last four lines of the second verse. God has blessed us both with this hymn. Thanks be to HIM.