Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Lyrics
Author: Robert Robinson (1758)
1 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 God’s redeeming love.
2 Here I find my greatest treasure;
hither by thy 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,
bought me with his precious blood.
3 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, O take and seal it;
seal it for thy courts above.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Hymn Story
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing is a hymn that was written by Robert Robinson.
Robert Robinson was born at Swaffham in Norfolk, England in 1745. He received Christ as his personal savior after hearing a sermon by famous evangelist George Whitefield on “The Wrath of God”.
The sermon was based on Matthew 3:7. This is how this verse reads in the New King’s James Version, “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”
It took a few years for him to finally surrender his life to Christ. He wrote a letter to the preacher, George Whitefield and confessing his sins and accepting Christ.
He then went on to join the Methodist Church, then joined the Independents before eventually becoming a pastor of a Baptist congregation.
He died in 1790.
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