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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.
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.
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.”
Awesome and an Ebenezer is a “rock of remembrance”. This is my favorite hymn.
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.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir does it great....
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.
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?
I don’t know.
Okay, thanks anyway.
Thank you. One of my all time favorites and I needed this reminder this morning. You have blessed me immeasurably.
not to be confused with that gret adobe hymn
come thou font of every blessing
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.
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.
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.
“Awesome and an Ebenezer is a rock of remembrance.”
Actually, it means Stone of Help.
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.
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.