45. 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 his name--I’m fixed upon it--
name of God's redeeming love.

2 Here I raise my Ebenezer,
hither by thy help I’ve 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,
bought me with his precious blood.

3 O to grace how great a debtor
daily 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.

Text Information
First Line: Come, thou Fount of every blessing
Title: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Author: Robert Robinson (1758; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:12; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Samuel 7:12; Psalm 46:4; Psalm 68:19; Luke 19:10
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NETTLETON
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Key: D Major
Source: Traditional American melody; John Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813



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