Come Thou Fount | Hymn of the Week

I love how this hymn reminds us to daily return to Christ and seek his grace and blessing.

Take some time this week to reflect on the ways you have wandered or turned away from God. Confess and repent, and then rest in the assurance of his salvation, love, and help.

Lyrics

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 Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here by Thy great 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
Interposed His precious blood

Oh, 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, oh take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Text: Robert Robinson (1759)
Music: NETTLETON, Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part 2 (1813)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Copyright: Public Domain

The third verse of the hymn "Come Thou Fount" is displayed over an image of a pile of stones.


Videos

REAWAKEN HYMNS Video


COME THOU FOUNT, COME THOU KING

This modern version of the hymn has alternate words for verse 2, and adds a chorus.


additional resources

Hymnary

Hymnary has lots of helpful information on hymns, including scans of hymnal pages, and text comparisons.

Hymnology Archive

The Hymnology Archive has in-depth research on hymn texts, tunes, and authors.

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