Day 2

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

from the Hymns reading plan

Psalm 16:1-11, Romans 5:6-11, 7:21-25, 1 Samuel 7:12

BY Ellie Holcomb

Come, Thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace.
– Robert Robinson

What a beautiful prayer to the Author of EVERY blessing: “Tune my heart.”

When my guitar is out of tune, the song that is meant to be beautiful can sound more like nails on a chalkboard to me. Something’s not right. So, I stop. And I take the time to gently restore each string to its right place so the song will be beautiful again.

And, oh, how my heart needs tuning! I forget His goodness. I forget there are “streams of mercy, never ceasing.” I forget that I’m already accepted, covered, held, known, beloved. And when I forget that I’m His cherished daughter, I start hustling for my worth. Grasping for “good” as if I don’t already have access to the Giver of every good thing.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it.

I’d never play a song with an out of tune guitar, but so often (too often) I am willing to live with a heart that is out of tune. Dissonant. Fearful. Discontent. Ashamed. All because I don’t take the time to restore my heart to its rightful place, to a place of gratitude for a Love that will never leave me.

It seems that our work as followers of Jesus is to remember. To sing His grace over and over. And because of what He did on the Cross, it’s a song that will never grow old. We can’t sing it too much or too loudly. We can’t wear that record out.

While we were still sinners, Love gave Himself up for us, and walked out of the grave, so that we could taste the sweetness of mercy and belonging. That song is powerful. Lord, would you help us to sing it?

I need this hymn. I need the truth that it carries.
It calls me back to remembering the Fount of every blessing.
It beckons me to raise up Ebenezer stones. Rocks to remember how God has been my helper. Rocks to remember our Rock.

Because I’ve got nothing if I don’t have Him. And we HAVE HIM. He stands with open arms, ready to transform our hearts if we’ll but hand them over. Bind us to Your side, Lord Jesus.

What might happen if we invited Him to tune our hearts to sing His grace today?



Robert Robinson, 1735-1790 

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.

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362 thoughts on "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"

  1. Averie Hollowood says:

    I love that line “prone to wander Lord I feel it” It’s so hard to sing something so true. We naturally stray away from the truth of Christ. But his grace allows us to find our home with him, in his kingdom. Amen!

  2. Genesis Meza says:

    I understand the part when a guitar is out of tune, it’s sounds way off and it’s a disaster. It’s just like our hearts, we have Christ in us but sometimes we are slaves to sin, and when we sin we think that other people aren’t watching us but God is and we always need to remember that God watches everything we do, think, say and see. Sometimes I get filled with fear, insecurities, worrying, but I need to remember that God is by my side, that there’s nothing to fear because He’s there, to not be unsecured because He made me in His image.

  3. Emily Baxter says:

    As a musician, I understand when my guitar is out of tune, it’s a disaster. But with my heart? I forget about those tender mercies. My heart needs tuning every minute of every day.

  4. Stacia Roberts says:

    I know my heart has been long out of tune. I need to remind myself of God’s constant overflow of blessings in my life.

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  6. Abby Claibourn says:

    This is one of my favorite hymns. I love the reminders it gives us.

  7. Allyssia Hale says:

    This is so beautiful and so true! So often we try to give God praise and worship with out of tune hearts. This has become one of my favorite hymns!

  8. Lorelei Kerns says:

    this is one of my favorite hymns of all time, and it truly has a special message! I’m so thankful that my God opens his arms open wide, and he can tune our hearts so that we can sing about his grace and mercy all day long!

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