11/19/17

Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise Him, all creatures here below;
praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.
- Thomas Ken -




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 mine 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 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.
- Robert Robinson -




LORD, you are my God; 
I will exalt you and praise your name, 
for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, 
things planned long ago.
- Isaiah 25:1 -


During his early years, Robert Robinson, 
the author of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,
lived in London, where he mixed with a notorious gang of hoodlums
and led a life of debauchery.
At the age of seventeen he attended a meeting 
where the noted evangelist George Whitefield was preaching.
Robinson went for the purpose of "scoffing at those poor, deluded Methodists"
and ended up professing faith in Christ as his Savior.
Soon he felt called to preach the gospel
and subsequently became the pastor of a rather large Baptist church 
in Cambridge, England.
- Kenneth W. Osbeck - Amazing Grace -


Blessed be the Lord, 
who daily loadeth us with benefits,
 even the God of our salvation. 
Selah.
- Psalm 68:19 -




Our blessings are great and many, my friends.
Let us praise the Lord today and every day 
for His amazing presence in our lives.

May you and yours have a beautiful Thanksgiving week.
I am thankful for you!
Love and hugs!
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32 comments

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful. I am home, friend, and I want to thank you for your prayers...I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Susie said...

Hi Stephanie, I hope I always have a sunshiny heart. It's what I pray for...that God will make the woman he wants me to be. You know we can't do it all on our own. LOL. I am blessed and I know it. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

magnoliasntea said...

Oh Stephanie, I love this hymn. As it happens I'm learning to pick it on the ukulele. Happy Lord's Day to you!

Regina said...

This is one of my most favorite hymns. Happy Sunday Stephanie!

krishna said...

beautiful.. Happy Thanksgiving my friend... a big hug for you...

Ang Specht said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! May you stay warm, healthy, and be blessed. :)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings to you and your family!

Elizabeth S said...

The church group I meet with primarily sing contemporary hymns and so these old ones gather dust and and sit on the shelf.
But I grew up singing these old hymns and I LOVE them. The lyrics resonate with me and the melodies which have never left me, bring me JOY in so many different life circumstances, so thank you for posting them and reminding me that although times change, GOD Never Does.

Blessings to you

Mari said...

Our message today was a reminder of the fact that we should live our lives thankfully because of all the blessing, especially the blessing of salvation. This song is perfect after hearing that. I liked reading the story of the author too.

Sandi said...

Beautiful.

maria's cottage said...

Oh Stephanie...what a wonderful post! Have a blessed Thanksgiving sweet friend :)

Joyful said...

Beautiful! I love the scriptures and the hymn. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

ANA CUNEO said...

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kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh, I just love that tune of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Stephanie. What a perfect hymn to share during this Thanksgiving week. Also, Thank you for the history of Robert Robinson, who certainly turned his life around. May you and your loved ones have a Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend. Love and hugs to you.

Tamago said...

Hi Stephanie, I hope you enjoyed beautiful Sunday..and happy Thanksgiving to you!

Red Rose Alley said...

This song is very calming. Oh, I love these vintage Thanksgiving pictures, Stephanie. My sister first introduced me to the vintage cards many years ago, so I think I will pass this last one on to her, she'll like it. I am so thankful for the friendship you have given me in this blog land, and I appreciate you so much. You exude goodness in all that you do.

love, ~Sheri

Debbie Harris said...

What a testimony of Robert Robinson, actually brought tears to my eyes.
I love hearing if how others have come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. To think he went to mock, yet, found the love, grace and mercy of God.

Beautiful post, thank you!

Thanksgiving blessings~

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Yay for the poor, deluded Methodists -- they spurred the writing of one of my favorite hymns! I actually heard this on the radio on my way home from church today. It was David Crowder's version which I love. Hope you enjoy a great start to the week and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Margie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Stephanie!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite hymns, Stephanie! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Paige said...

I appreciate the reminder to be thankful! It's so easy to get bogged down and forget the Lord's many blessings. Come Thou Fount is such a lovely song too. :D

Karen said...

This is so beautiful. I cherish those words. Oh to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be.

Cheryl said...

I tell you, I dearly love the song, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing". I have many favorites, but this is in my top ten! Thank you for highlighting it today, sweet friend. God bless you! :)

Sylvia said...

My favorite gospel hymn! Thanks for the information about the author. I didn't know that.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful post, I wish our church sang more of the old hymns, we have them every once in awhile but they have gone to more modern music... Wow it is amazing his background, it is wonderful how God changes our hearts and turns our lives around!
Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wandering Wren said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.
Wren x

Linda Walker said...

Hi Stephanie,
Beautiful post for Thanksgiving. Sending love and wishing you a wonderful day with your family. Many blessings too! xx

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
Julie

Lowcarb team member said...

I do hope that you are having a beautiful Thanksgiving week.
My good wishes to you and your family.

All the best Jan

Jazzmin said...

Dear Stephanie, oh what joy your sharings and this most gracious hymn brought to me. I am ever amazed of the wondrous writings of those who poured into song from their hearts their immense love for the Lord! And this may be one of my favorites yet as I read the lyrics and the beauty of each phrase sets in my heart. Thank you so much for sharing this, as well as the history of Pastor Robinson- what a joy to hear stories of such individuals who found their faith and the Savior in such a way!
I have had your post up in my browser and I am sorry I am just getting a chance to comment and also thank you so much for your comments and notes you recently left- can I tell you just how much my heart was blessed to see them! Words cannot express what a delight I felt at reading your comments and kind words and thoughts that warmed my heart so... and I thank you also for your sweet words about my blouse/sewing project that meant so much :) I am so blessed by your friendship- you too are in my thoughts and prayers so often, and in this season of thanks (and always) I thank the Lord for your precious friendship♥ It is lovely to think of you each time I hear one of your favorite hymns or when I walk in to a certain store we share a love for (Hobby Lobby☺) and see the holiday decor and think of you, or when I see the beautiful ornament you made me that brings me such a smile.

I wish you and your family the most joyous and blessed Thanksgiving!!
Hugs to you,
Jazzmin

My thrift store addiction said...

Thanksgiving blessings to you, Friend!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

There are indeed many blessings to be thankful for, each and every day. Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love and good things to eat.

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