Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Lyrics by: Robert Robinson 1758

Tune: Nettleton by Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music




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 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 hymn

Related Bible Verses

1Samuel 7:12 – “Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.”

[Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love] – This is based off of a doctrine that says no matter what, even if you have turned to God, are prone to continue sinning and leave God.  Know that being sinless is not only possible, it is demanded.


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Kent Owen

Author: Kent Owen

After college I lived in China for 5 years, working as an English teacher and foreign marketing manager. Now i'm an insurance salesman, but my real passion is Christ and learning the bible.

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