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. Vicki Bernhardt says:

    Love this

  2. E Hong says:

    i sometimes forget during hard times that we HAVE God. He is here to tune and transform our sinful hearts -ellie

  3. E Hong says:

    I really love this hymn! 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 the courts above

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  4. Sharon Ide says:

    Lord seal my heart to remember always the great helper who has redeemed me by his precious blood. May I not wander from this truth but have my heart ever tuned to worship.

  5. Beth Norton says:

    I so needed this one today. Since getting married 13 months ago, my husband has been unemployed and searching for a job for 6 1/2 months. I am a full time teacher at a private school and God is definitely providing. However, there are days that I find it hard to keep believing that God is working His glorious plan. There are moments I forget that God works for my good and His glory. This season has been hard. It would be hard no matter what, but so early in our marriage has really tested us.

  6. Ana says:

    Right now the thing God has been harping on for me is how I take offense to what people (specifically my husband) might say against me. If my heart were properly tuned, I’d be getting my identity solely from Him and when people say something to me in their weakness, I can help empower them to look to Jesus instead of getting in my feelings.

    1. Autumn says:

      I️ totally agree Ana- I️ too often try to identify myself based on what others are saying to me and about me. It’s time I️ properly tune my heart to be a beacon for those people, not something negatively affected by those people.

  7. Brittany Ann Goodrich says:

    I mean tune… hehe

  8. LEIHA BARNES says:

    Could not have related to this message more!

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