"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" as written by and Mack Wilberg Robert Robinson....
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 unchanging 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

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let that grace now, 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

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 unchanging love


Lyrics submitted by mikec, edited by jonahsherck

"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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    General CommentThis song is based off a Christian hymn by Robert Robinson and John Wyeth from the 18th Century. Sufjan changed up some of the lyrics and I believe that the first verse isn't repeated at the end in the original. I looked it up and there is a passage in the Bible: "Samuel took a stone and…named it Ebenezer, saying ‘Thus far has the Lord helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12
    mikecon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsuch a beautiful song.
    erica america!on December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti cannot believe the things that this man can do.
    slinkstersarson January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSufjan has done an outstanding job on this song, I can't stop listening to it even though it's February! I love how he ended this, too.
    cutie_carnivoreon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah this is one of my favorite hymns. Actually I don't like the way he sings it all that much, the way he chops off each line. but whatever it's still good.
    Miss Miseryon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me feel hopeful again. Sufjan is so, so good.
    ABookOnAShelfon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment~ Shivers ~
    This is... just beautiful. Praise God
    crumbson July 18, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^ second'd
    Yankeeeon March 12, 2009   Link
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    General Comment^ third'd
    harloton May 20, 2009   Link
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    General Comment^ Fourth'd

    Can never get enough of this song!
    I usually don't care for older hymnals really, but this is amazing.
    LovePeaceRachelon May 27, 2009   Link

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