Monday, November 17, 2014

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come, Thou fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace.
– Robert Robinson

Y'all, this is my jam. I heard it for the first time when we attended Vintage and from the very first line it shook me up in a big way. In the seven or so years since then I have cranked it up on various occasions getting goosebumps every time. I sing this song to Amelia Grace on a daily basis so don't act surprised when her first words are "melodious sonnet". I'm telling you, this is my jam. So when She Reads Truth  (the daily devotional series that I ADORE) started a series on hymns I was overjoyed to see this one included. 

Singer and songwriter Ellie Holcomb brought great truth in her devotion. She reminded me how dangerous my life becomes when I am out of tune with God and wandering aimlessly. While I know this in the dark depths of my brain, it's something entirely different when I reconcile it with what's going on in my heart. 

Singing it to Amelia Grace has brought it all into a new light as well. Each day there is a certain verse that causes me to pause and catch my breath. 

tune my heart to sing thy grace; 

Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 
call for songs of loudest praise.

Jesus sought me when a stranger

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; 

Spending time in the Word daily has done wonders for my soul, but immersing myself in worship music has taken it all to a new level. God put forth His one and only son for our sinful souls and He continues to seek us out, despite our wandering hearts. That is some big stuff right there. His mercy calls for continuous honor and praise, and I am so thankful to get to sing of His glory through this song. 

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite hymns to sing at church! I rememebr singing this as a child and as I have gotten older it means so much more!