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 redeeming love.
Here I find my greatest treasure;
hither by thy help I’ve 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,
bought me with his precious blood.
Oh, 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.
About This hymn
This hymn was written by Robert Robinson in the 18th century. This hymn reminds me of God’s goodness and faithfulness unto me, even His love for me that He send Jesus Christ, His begotten Son to die on the cross for a wretch like me. Christ sought me when i was a stranger and alien to the commowealth of Israel.
The last stanza is a prayer to God that His goodness may bind our wandering heart to him. This is because we are prone to wander from fountain of the living waters to go after broken cisterns. Heart is deceiving and we should never trust our hearts but trust Christ Jesus. Shalom.