Happy Monday! I know most people (including myself) aren’t the most excited about Mondays, so I thought today I’d share the lyrics to one of my absolute favorite hymns to encourage anyone who has a case of the “miserable Mondays.” It’s called “Come Thou Fount,” and it’s about simply praising God and asking Him to bless our lives. I hope you enjoy it and maybe see a new meaning in it’s beautiful words.
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.
Like I said, I absolutely love this hymn. In all honesty, I just love hymns in general. They are so poetic and beautiful. The first verse beautifully praises the goodness, love and grace of God. The second verse expresses the message gospel so clearly. I was a stranger of God, wandering into danger when He sought me, rescued me and took my place in the death I deserved.
But I especially love the third verse, because it describes too well my life as a believer. Too many times I wander away from my perfect, wonderful, loving Savior, and forget the amazing gift He gave me. But time and time again, he accepts me back into his loving arms of grace. I want my prayer every day to be the final line:
“Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.”