Written by:  Robert Robinson, 1758 

“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.

Sorrowing I shall be in spirit, Till released from flesh and sin, Yet from what I do inherit, Here Thy praises I’ll begin; 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; How His kindness yet pursues me Mortal tongue can never tell, Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me I cannot proclaim it well.

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.

O that day when freed from sinning, I shall see Thy lovely face; Clothed then in blood washed linen How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace; Come, my Lord, no longer tarry, Take my ransomed soul away; Send thine angels now to carry Me to realms of endless day.”

I was reminded this morning, April 28, 2020, a time when the plague called “Coronavirus came upon the world and our nation, of this beautiful and wonderful song written many years ago by a dear Saint of God! Even though there may be a few points that are not doctrinally sound, it is over all a wonderful song and even a prayer. I can remember, shortly after being ‘born again’, as I sought to follow Jesus, I found this song in a hymn book, and sang it often to my Lord in those days. It was a blessing to me then and still is.

The thoughts of the song seem to indicate a ‘heart’ that is not sealed and almost sensing he could lose that “new heart” which is already sealed by God’s grace through the Spirit circumcision of the new birth. It is his “flesh” with sin dwelling in it that causes the problem, for the new birth gives us a “new heart, soul, spirit and by the Holy Spirit dwelling in us we are Kept forever in Christ.” But we do get tempted to wander away into various things, and need to be alert and directed by the Holy Spirit whom we must depend upon as we live our lives here. But otherwise this is a great song of praise and prayer. May it be a blessing to you this day as it has been to me!

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