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.
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.
Written by Robert Robinson
Along with “May the Mind of Christ My Savior”, I sing “Come Thou Fount” on my way to work in the mornings. I wasn’t familiar with the last verse until reading your post. Thanks.
If you still have an interest in classical guitar, you might like finger picking the chords posted here.
I lost a string to mine and haven’t replaced it yet. It’s now 36 years old and doesn’t stay in tune as well as it used to. Oh well.
That’s not a nice thing to say about yourself. Being 36 years old and out of tune! Didn’t you use to sing in the choir at CBC, and NCS? You didn’t learn anything about being “in tune”?
Oh, I had to reread the comment. You’re talking about a guitar! Never mind! 🙂
I love that hymn. It’s too bad we don’t sing those older hymns more often, and settle for songs that are (imo) poor in quality, or just plain silly. I talked to someone at CBC earlier this month. He said most of the songs past the 300’s in our hymnal are just that; poor in quality, or just plain silly. So, why do we sing them?
The guitar and I are the same age, but hopefully, that’s where the resemblance stops.
I was thinking about the hymnal thing recently. No matter who you get to compile a hymnal, there will be some problems with it. Note the conflicting thoughts about the Majesty Hymnal.
Our church uses Living Hymns, which contains some Gaither music in the back. But as your friend indicated, our hymnal also contains the best songs in the front. When it’ smy turn to choose hymns for a morning service, that’s where I go.