Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing.....

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 His name---I'm fixed upon it. Name of God's redeeming love.

"Lord, I welcome you to come to me....I want you to refresh me and change my heart....allowing me the gift of loving You ever more. Your mercy is like the waves of the ocean, washing over me moment by moment without fail....teach me to know You more. I praise Your Name, just because You are You. You are the only One worthy of highest praise!"

Hither to thy love has blest me; thou hast bro't me to this place. And I know Thy hand will bring me safely home by Thy good grace. Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger, bought me with His precious blood.

"You are in control of my life completely, and You have ordained this time in my life through Your perfect sovereignty. You see each and every tree while I am limited and only see a vast forest that is swallowing me. I feel lost in the forest, but You are calling me to trust You. I am answering "I will" even though I don't always feel the "I will" in my heart. When I thought I had life figured out....when I thought I had even You figured out.....You brought Hopey into my life to rescue me from certain danger that pride and self-sufficiency were heaping upon me. You lovingly covered me in Your precious blood and said: "This one....she now belongs to Me!"

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, Lord, take and seal it. Seal it for thy courts above.

"I am forever in debt to you.....Your grace fills every hidden crevice deep within my soul. Your goodness beckons me even when I wander from You out of confusion and hurt. When things go wrong, I sometimes turn from You....I feel like throwing my hands up and giving up completely. But Father, the truth is, You are the One I love. You are the love affair of my life. Here is my heart Lord; I give it to you. Even though I do not know what news I will learn on Friday when we take Hopey in for her MRI, even though her future is uncertain, I choose to give you my heart, I choose to give you my baby girl, once again, and I ask that You seal me and my family for eternity that is surely to come."


  1. Aw, Thanks Melanie. I really needed that reminder tonight of how much I need the Lord. And how much HE is worthy of all praise. I've really slacked the last week of spending that time with Him and I've missed it. I've given in to worldly things. I needed to be brought back. Thank you for the reminder. You are so faithful. Praying for your sweet Hopey.

  2. I was in Kohl trying on jeans yesterday and out of nowhere, the Holy Spirit impressed on me to start praying for Hope. I did and I continue to pray. I also wanted you to know that Lydia story of Crazy Love has inspired a group of senior citizens at my church to get moving and do something for the Lord. These ladies whose faith has been on the shelf for years in many ways are suddenly trying to figure out how to change the world. Thank you for sharing with us your walk with God. You are so precious to me and to Him!


  3. Thanks for posting Robert Robinson's great hymn, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing." (Today is the 220th anniversary of his death.) Do you know the interesting story behind the hymn? If not, you can read it on my hymn blog today, Wordwise Hymns.