COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING, a Hymn Devotion, 1June 2021 Anno Domini, the Anglican Orthodox Communion Worldwide

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O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters. (Jeremiah 17:13)

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14)


The author of this historical classic hymn was the Rev. Robert Robinson in 1757 at the age of twenty-two. The hymn is based on the doctrine of divine grace as presented in 1 Samuel 7:12, “Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.” Robinson came from somewhat austere beginnings and even became a gang leader while in his teens. He decided to attend a service of preaching by the great George Whitfield for the purpose of ridiculing the preacher. But he fell asleep in the meeting and was abruptly awakened (in more ways than one) when Whitfield thundered, “O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” (Matthew 3:7) Robinson was converted that very evening. The tune, ‘NETTLETON,’ is of unknown origin.



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 my Ebenezer

Here there by Thy great help I’ve 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


Oh, that day when freed from sinning

shall see Thy lovely face

Clothed then in the blood washed linen

How I’ll sing Thy wondrous grace

Come, my Lord, no longer tarry

Take my ransomed soul away

Send Thine angels now to carry

Me to realms of endless day


Oh, to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be

Let that 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, oh, take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above



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. It is the Lord that puts a song in our hearts. How sad that so many Christians miss out on a love of the great hymns of the church. The only songs left are those cheap and carnal songs of the world. The mercies of God are truly unending. They come in such measure as the rains of summer so as not to overwhelm the soil of the heart. The beauty of a worthy hymn is its divine origins centered on the Word of God and the doctrines the Lord taught us to follow. The mountain of the Lord was a dual peak of Law (Mt. Sinai) and Grace (Mt. Horeb from whence the Rock brought forth floods of water).

Here I raise my Ebenezer. Here there by Thy great help I’ve 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. The great prophets of the Bible are our Ebenezer which, in Hebrew, means, “Stones of Help or Remembrance.” It is important for our memories to be reminded of from whence we have come. The workers of evil from the beginning have constantly tried to erase our memories of God and Country in order to establish totalitarian control over us. The same is true with those who manipulate the Word of God through presumed new versions of the Bible that lend themselves to political correctness and irreverence for biblical truth. We were all strangers to the Kingdom of God before our hearts were searched out by the inner workings of the Holy Spirit after which the strangers became adopted sons and daughters. The day of your awakening to the call of Christ from the tomb of death and sin is your Ebenezer – mark it well!

Oh, that day when freed from sinning. I shall see Thy lovely face  Clothed then in the blood washed linen How I’ll sing Thy wondrous grace Come, my Lord, no longer tarry Take my ransomed soul away Send Thine angels now to carry Me to realms of endless day. If we learn nothing else regarding our salvation from Holy Writ, let it be that we are saved by grace and not any works of our own doing. Though we be saved by grace and washed clean of our sins, we are yet to be perfected in complete Holiness until the day we are called forth to be with the Lord forever. The saint of God should pray constantly for the soon coming of the Lord to do away with evil and sin. And does not the saint receive a heavenly escort at the moment of death?

Remember the Rich Man and Lazarus? How different were their destinies at the moment of death? None says it better than our dear Lord Jesus Christ: “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. (John 16:19-23)

Oh, to grace how great a debtor. Daily I’m constrained to be. Let that 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, oh, take and seal it. Seal it for Thy courts above. The Seal of our God mentioned in the Book of Revelations: “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Revelations 7:2-3 Note, the Seal of God is not some UPC code ON the forehead, but IN the forehead – the seat of reason, logic and belief. The NIV, ESV, and other modern apostate Bibles translate the passage to read ON THE FOREHEAD. If you are held down and branded on the forehead, that is not a sin for which you must answer. You receive the Seal of God or Mark of the Beast IN the forehead as the Received Text correctly points out. We have been set free from the rags and fetters of sin for our Lord Jesus Christ has fulfilled His mission and purpose in every respect: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19; all scripture quoted is from the King James Version)






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