Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

1
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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Habila Dimas

Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

I love this song! I hear it from afar whenever my neighbor plays it every morning. I had to look for the song online...it's a blessing to my soul!


Carolyn

Knoxville, TN

After sunshine begins to dawn after a period of pain and sorrow, this song flew into my mouth and fingers.


Jewel La Belle

Centerville, MA, United States

What an amazing song! I am so often prone to wander, so it is an encouraging song. I love to wake up in the morning and sing a hymn with my devotions, and I often flip to this one.


Comfort Joseph

Abuja, Nigeria

I love this song so much. It blesses my soul always. For some days now I can't stop singing it out as my worship to God who has been faithful to me and my family.


Monique Emilyne Thomas

New York, Bronx, United States

I never tire of hearing this beautiful old hymn either. Learned it not from church, but from the leaders of a powerful ministry of which I have been a member for many years. Very stirring.


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.