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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Come, Thou fount of every blessing, O to grace how great a debtor
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Daily I’m constrained to be!
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Call for songs of loudest praise. Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Sung by flaming tongues above. Prone to leave the God I love;
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it, Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love. Seal it for Thy courts above.
This well-known hymn has stood the test of time, despite some old-fashioned language. Maybe that’s because it’s filled with timeless truths about God’s pursuit of us and the words resonate with almost every believer. It was written in the 1750s by a young man named Robert Robinson, shortly after he became a believer. Some of the verses seem to describe a time in Robinson’s own life when he first left home and became part of a notorious gang while choosing to live a depraved lifestyle. With the phrase “Prone to wander,” Robinson perfectly captures the daily struggle we all feel to stay 100% devoted to Christ in all aspects of life.
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Read through the verses that we’ve included above. Take time to focus on and respond to the following lyrics:
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace.
With God’s help, how can you prepare your heart to praise him this week?
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love.
What am I “fixed” or focused on the most today? In other words, what do I spend the most time thinking about/doing?
O to grace how great a debtor, Daily I’m constrained to be!
Where do I need God's grace today?
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
How/where is my heart wandering away from Christ my King?
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.
What part(s) of your heart is God asking you to (re)commit to him this week?