Friday, February 10, 2006

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

For some reason this song ran through my head over and over again last night. What an amazing hymn! Check out verse 3. That ranks up there with "It is well With My Soul"'s 2nd verse. We talk a lot about grace, but what about the desire to be enslaved by God because of his grace?

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
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.

Father,

Thank you for your love exhibited through your grace. Just as you brought the Israelites from slavery to Pharaoh to slavery yourself, you have brought me from being a slave of sin to become a slave of righteousness. Never let me wander from thee, never leave the God I love. Here's my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.

3 comments:

Jason Fry said...

Collin,
Didn't know you had a blog...Mind if I add you to my "grad school buddies" link section? Incidentally, I used the same template on my blog, so we're kind of twins :)

I'm a fan of the old hymns as well. Too many of our young people have missed out on the depth of songs like "Come thou fount."

eddy said...

Stumbled onto your blog site and read some of your entries. Your wisdom comes through with your thoughts about congregational culture instead of church cloning. I appreciate what you wrote about Larry King/Joel Osteen/jokes about gays--bridge building is not easy--matter of fact, it requires crucifixion. O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be--especially with your seemingly appreciation for the Longhorns.

Collin Packer said...

Eddy,

Thanks for stopping by. I don't blog enough but I try to make it worthwhile. Please continue to make comments and be in conversation as this is what this blog is all about. Thanks and God bless!