Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20 (NIV)

It has been a week of singing here at My TEA CUPP Prayers. Thank you for joining me. It is so interesting to learn how praise songs and hymns originated.  One hymn that has recently become popular again is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”  Did you know this hymn was written in 1758 by Robert Robinson? Here we are, over 250 years later, still singing this great song to God.

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” is the perfect song for our PETITION time, as we ask God to COME into our lives and the lives of those we love. My friend Marie mentioned recently that our worship songs push back the darkness. As you sing “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” pray for your friends and family, our nation and world, pushing back the darkness and welcoming in the light of Jesus Christ.

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 unchanging love.

Here I raise my 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 that grace now 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.

New International Version (NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica

2 thoughts on “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

  1. Thanks for posting Robert Robinson’s great hymn. Not sure about the “recently become popular again.” I guess it depends on what circles you move in. Here in Canada, in the churches I’ve pastored, and where I’ve spoken as a guest speaker, it has never been out of popularity.

    Do you know the full story behind the hymn? You can see it today on my daily hymn blog, Wordwise Hymns–on this the 220th anniversary of Robert Robinson’s death. God bless.

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