475. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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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.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above;
praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
mount of God’s unchanging love!

2 Here I raise my 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.

3 O to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace now, 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.

Text Information
First Line: Come, thou Fount of every blessing
Title: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Author: Robert Robinson (1758, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: 1 Samuel 7:12; Psalm 36:9; Psalm 68:19; Psalm 119:10; Zechariah 13:1; Romans 5:2; Romans 7:15-25; Romans 8:12-14; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 2:7-8
Topic: Baptism; Christian Year: Pentecost; Confession (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: D Major
Source: Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813

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Written for Pentecost by a British Baptist pastor, this text is full of biblical terms like “Ebenezer” (1 Samuel 7:12), Hebrew for “a stone of help” set up to give thanks for God’s assistance. The tune name honors hymnal compiler Asahel Nettleton, who probably did not compose it.

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