Come Thou Fount Lyrics
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.
Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
Here Thy praises I'll begin;
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here 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;
How His kindness yet pursues me
Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
I cannot proclaim it well.
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.
O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothèd then in blood washed linen
How I'll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send Thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Come Thou Fount", John Wyeth (March 31, 1770-January 23, 1858), was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and became famous as a publisher, musician and composer.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Come Thou Fount
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Robert Robinson (September 27, 1735 to June 8, 1790)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John Wyeth (March 31, 1770 to January 23, 1858)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come, Thou fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace"
First Publication Date: 1758