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Posted on 09/27/2013 8:33:48 PM PDT by Gamecock

Birth of Robert Robinson, English clergyman and author of the hymn, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing." He was converted at age 20 under the preaching of revivalist George Whitefield.

As sung in most modern hymnals

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.


TOPICS: General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: hymn; hymnology; hymns; music

1 posted on 09/27/2013 8:33:49 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

Love this hymn.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 8:34:24 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock

There’s a version by a young man called Sufjan Stevens that is worth listening to. It featured on one of the episodes of “Friday Night Lights.”


3 posted on 09/27/2013 8:42:32 PM PDT by happyathome
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To: Gamecock

Awesome and an Ebenezer is a “rock of remembrance”. This is my favorite hymn.


4 posted on 09/27/2013 8:45:27 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Gamecock

My missionary cousin refers to much of today’s Christian music as “7-11 Music” ... 7 words repeated 11 times. I hate to say it, but sometime I feel like I’ve wandered into a rock concert instead of a worship service. Today’s music sure doesn’t hold a candle to the great old hymns of the faith.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 8:55:59 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: Gamecock

Mormon Tabernacle Choir does it great....


6 posted on 09/27/2013 8:56:07 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Gamecock

Great hymn.


7 posted on 09/27/2013 8:57:18 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: holyscroller

This missionary has to remember what your colleague says. 7-11, how true! I find most songs today have shallow theology.

This hymns is rock solid.


8 posted on 09/27/2013 8:58:51 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: holyscroller

BUMP


9 posted on 09/27/2013 9:20:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Gamecock
Mentioned in Pastor JD's sermon on 1 Samuel 7:7-17 - September 26th, 2013. Aslan in on the move!
10 posted on 09/27/2013 9:57:21 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Gamecock
One of my favorite hymns.

Psa 27:4-5 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
11 posted on 09/28/2013 2:02:07 AM PDT by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: SubMareener

No offense intended, Submareener, but I have a difficult time listening to him....are his sermons in PDF or any other format I can read from?

Thanks,
Jodyel


12 posted on 09/28/2013 2:24:13 AM PDT by jodyel
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I don’t know.


13 posted on 09/28/2013 3:34:41 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SubMareener

Okay, thanks anyway.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 3:36:58 AM PDT by jodyel
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To: Gamecock

Thank you. One of my all time favorites and I needed this reminder this morning. You have blessed me immeasurably.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 5:14:42 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Gamecock

not to be confused with that gret adobe hymn

come thou font of every blessing


16 posted on 09/28/2013 5:14:50 AM PDT by will of the people
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To: Gamecock
He was converted at age 20 under the preaching of revivalist George Whitefield.

Robinson wrote the words to the hymn in 1758, apparently soon after his conversion. It was published the next year. The music to which it is usually sung was written in 1813 by John Wyeth, a Pennsylvania newspaper publisher.

17 posted on 09/28/2013 6:53:28 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: holyscroller
My missionary cousin refers to much of today’s Christian music as “7-11 Music” ... 7 words repeated 11 times. I hate to say it, but sometime I feel like I’ve wandered into a rock concert instead of a worship service. Today’s music sure doesn’t hold a candle to the great old hymns of the faith.

Amen! Preach on!

I wish the Methodist Church would put me in charge of editing our new hymnal. I would throw out everything written after Gerald Kennedy's "God of Love and God of Power" (1939) and replace that stuff with great yet forgotten tunes of the faith by writers and composers such as Charles Gabriel, Lelia Morris, Ira Sankey, James McGranahan and Daniel Webster Whittle.

18 posted on 09/28/2013 7:08:45 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: holyscroller

In South Africa, this hymn, sung to the tune Nettleton, is a great favourite with the youth. I don’t think most of them even realise that they’re singing an old hymn.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 11:24:35 AM PDT by Diapason
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To: 1010RD

“Awesome and an Ebenezer is a “rock of remembrance”.”

Actually, it means Stone of Help.


20 posted on 09/28/2013 11:27:37 AM PDT by Diapason
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To: Diapason

Not, actually, but also. It was placed by Samuel as a memorial for God’s help in battle. That’s its meaning in the song - a rock of remembrance of all the Lord has done for you.

See here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eben-Ezer#Historical_mentions

Note the distinction in the two battles. The Israelites treat the Ark of the Covenant as a talisman or magic. In the second, victory comes only after sacrifice.

Read both events and understand the context. Take a look at Ichabod as well for even more insights.


21 posted on 09/28/2013 12:34:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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