Monday, November 2, 2020

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing ~ Hymn for November

 November.  What a lovely month.  If you're anything like our family, it is definitely one of our favorites of the year with so many wonderful events, family times, beautiful weather and colors....I could go on and on.

The hymn that I've chosen to focus on for this month is one that is rich with beautiful words.  It's thought provoking and it's a hymn you definitely need to go for a walk with.  I know that sounds strange, but let me encourage you to get out into God's beautiful creation.  Take a deep breath of that beautiful fall air, look at the gorgeous beauty of God's creation and sing through this song.  It's so full of praise and adoration and prayer; something we all need to focus on right now!

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
Here there by Thy great 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, 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 now to carry
Me to realms of endless day
Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let that 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, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above
The story behind the writing of this hymn is quite interesting and thought provoking, but I will save that for another post next week.  Here is a playlist if you would like to listen to this hymn.  
The verses I will be memorzing are all of Psalm 100.  My Mom will be so proud since this is her favorite!  I'm planning on having her quiz me on it. :o)
It's a month that it's almost natural to talk about being thankful.  But are we really?  Do we really praise Him or is it just something that is popular to talk about because of the month that we are in? I also plan to post on this thought this month.  
I'm looking forward to having this song in my heart along with Psalm 100.   Psalm 100:2 says, "Come before His presence with singing."  Have you done that lately?  Join me as I strive to sing unto the Lord because He really is worthy of all praise and adoration.  God is so good to me!