August 7, 2010

Come thou Fount

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.

it's my favorite hymn. the cry of mercy within the words really speaks to me. it's amazing. I love hymns because of their message through carefully sought out words and the poetic feel they have. how they're written in the 1700's and still carry the truth of the Good News. "prone to wander Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love" is something we can relate to on a daily basis. Every morning I desire nothing more than to set aside my desires, my wants, my plans, my LIFE. It's hard and at times nearly impossible but my prayer is that as we all grown old, failing miserably at this life, I pray we continue to seek the will of God knowing that the plans He has for our lives are far greater and fuller than anything we have or will imagine. Not to say that in a clique sense but that i've experienced His love and it's completely changed my pathetic life. From dust we came and to the dust we'll return. God bless you guys.

watch this video: (here)

it's perfect. it's completely Jesus.

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