Come thou fount

So, I mentioned how much I enjoy this hymn.  I had to share the lyrics.  They are very old (as evidenced by the language) but just so beautiful and translating into powerful once you add the music.  It speaks of how we wander away from God and His blessings and he still gently will lead us home.


Trevi Fountain, Rome

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 mine 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.                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.
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2 responses to “Come thou fount

  1. snydeen

    Fountains! Something else I’m grateful for!!

  2. I love the Trevi Fountain shown in the pic- and love the poem….I will add it to my list!

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