Come Thou Fount

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Last week we sang “Come Thou Fount” at church. I’ve sung this hymn many times, but was struck by the last verse.  I’ve highlighted the lines that God is using in my life.

Read the entire hymn. It’s powerful!

1. 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 God’s unchanging love.

2. Here I raise my 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.

3. O 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, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

prone to wander, Lord I feel it

As much as I want to walk moment-by-moment with God, I often wander from Him.  I know in my head how much I need Him, but don’t follow Him in my heart. I try to take control of my life or the lives of those around me.

I try to take God’s place and solve all the problems.

I continually have to confess to God that I’m being proud, trying to be in control.

Finally, I wander . . . I start my day reading God’s Word & praying, but I wander later on.

So, I’m publicly saying “Here’s my heart, O take & seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above”. God, You are the only one who can keep my heart faithful to You.

What about you?
Do you ever wander from God?
Do you start your days with God, but wander the rest of the time?

Do you ever wander from God? How do you handle it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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