Dance Music For Nerds

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
11/28/2007, 10:40 am
Filed under: Christmas, Music, Nostalgia, Spirituality

OK, it’s not a Christmas song per se, but it is one of my favorites from Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas collection.

With all my learnings, all my readings, and all my agnostic admissions; gospel songs still move me to a place of reverence. Hypocritical? Nah, I think it’s just that I’m a good southern boy at heart. I guess some of that upbringing can never be learned away.

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Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
By: Robert Robinson, 1735-90

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 my Ebenezer,
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,
Interposed His precious blood.

Oh, 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, oh, take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

Oh, that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in the blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy wondrous grace!
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send Thine angels soon to carry
Me to realms of endless day.

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love it. I want to cover it too.

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