Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

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.
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.
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.
Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

The first part of stanza 2 originally says (see David Jones 4/18/2010):

Here I raise my Ebenezer

Here there by Thy great help I've come

And I hope, by Thy good pleasure

Safely to arrive at home


This refers to the account in 1 Samuel 7 where the Ebenezer or stone of help was raised by Samuel as a symbolic memorial of God's faithfulness to His chosen people.

1Samuel 7:10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt-offering, the Philistines advanced to battle against Israel. And the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were routed before Israel.

11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, as far as below Beth-car.

12 And Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and called the name of it Eben-ezer, and said, Hitherto the LORD has helped us.

13 And the Philistines were subdued, and came no more into the borders of Israel; and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. (1Sa 7:10-13) - Kenneth W. Osbeck '52 Hymn Stories Dramatized'


Pasay City, NCR, Philippines

Oh Lord Jesus! Teach us to sing the countless blessings/treasures of YOUR unchanging love! May You continue to rescue us from sin & danger. Amen!!

Matthew Birchler

Irvine, CA, United States

Amen brother!!


Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Lord bind my wandering heart to Thee.

Florence Shoniwa

Harare, Mash East, Zimbabwe

Take my heart Lord and seal it with Your Spirit, that I shall only ever only be Yours.

Mary Beddingfield

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This song was first brought back to my remembrance in the movie "Love Comes Softly". It has been precious to me ever since. Thank you for this site.

Ma. Dolores FloresNoriega

Mexico, Querètaro, Mexico

Pls. I need Spanish music.

Mrs. Underwood

Bonham, Texas, United States

LOVE this song!!! Martin Luther knows how to write a song!!!!

Areola John bayo

Ogbomoso, Oyo, Nigeria

The lyrics are very deep, oh Lord help me to concentrate and looking up to You to the very end, whatever it may cost me I want to see You face to face without blemish, Amen.


Sydney, Australia

O love that will not let me go.

I rest my weary soul in Thee

I give Thee back the life I owe

That in Thine ocean depths it's flow

May richer fuller be....Praise You GOD