Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November: Come, Thou Fount

Oh my, it's already the end of November. :( Everything has been so overwhelmingly busy that this month's song is barely making the deadline. I've got approximately two weeks of school left and a butt-ton of projects, papers, exams and other miscellaneous things to take care of. My prayer this whole month was to continually praise the Lord despite my own circumstance and it was most definitely a challenge. However one way I kept Christ as the center of my focus despite the chaos around me was to preach and review the gospel daily.

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;
Hither by Thy help I 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.

I am bound for the kingdom,
Won't you come with me?
Hallelujah, we sing.

O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed 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.

Unfortunately, the version of this song that I've selected doesn't include the last verse, but I decided to still include it lyrically because it is encouraging to see our end goal after our life has finished and that end goal is Christ. Oh, that day when freed from sinning - Christ will be ours. We can have perfect and holy communion with him when we're in heaven. I can't wait until that day, but until that day comes, may I continually live a life that is both honoring and pleasing to him. Oh, those good ol' gospel centered hymns. How true they ring.

God has truly been gracious to me throughout this semester and he continues to bestow his grace and mercy on me. Praise the Lord for saving me and making me his own. :)