The David Crowder Band has remixed and recorded several older hymns, and blessed us with a terrific new version of the beautiful old hymn, “Come Thou Fount.” This version can be found on the worship CD, “Passion: Our Love is Loud.”
We learn from the song that God is our Fount, or Source, of every blessing–blessings of mercy, grace and love. He lovingly seeks out the wandering ones (us!), to rescue them from danger, through His precious death on the Cross. The song concludes with the awareness that we’ll forever be in debt to His grace, and a prayer that we won’t wander from the love and life God has drawn us to!
Though I posted this hymn before under Debtor to Grace, I’ve included the lyrics again because the words are so meaningful:
Come, Thou Fount
by Robert Robinson
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 to Thee an altar, 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 wand’ring 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 wand’ring 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.”