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Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

by Robert Robinson (1735-1790)

Tune: West

Tune: Nettleton
* Verses 1-4

1 COME, Thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for ceaseless songs of praise.

2 Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the ways of God:
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

3 Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let that grace, Lord, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.

4 Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to grieve the One I love:
Yet Thou, Lord, hast deigned to seal it,
With Thy Spirit from above.

5 Rescued thus from sin and danger,
Purchased by the Saviour's blood,
May I walk on earth a stranger,
As a son and heir of God.

Gregory Morris said ...
The dear saints at Grove City 2013 may have received some practical help had they sung the 2nd verse:

Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount- I'm fixed upon it
Mount of thy redeeming love.

There is a tune Melodious Sonnet which is singable and well suited to the words but it is in 8 lines so would not suit the rather mangled version of the hymn found here - shorn of Ebenezer's and other glories.
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 : 03:10
Nick Fleet said ...

MELODIOUS SONNET is a great tune. It is ideal for hymn #181.

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 : 16:25
Syd said ...
That is indeed a lovely and suitable tune. Thanks for finding it.
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 : 23:57

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