A favorite hymn of many, Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing has been recorded and sung in a variety of styles. Our family favorite is a bluegrass version performed by the much loved McClain Family Band. I’m still trying to find that recording online. It was in a minor key; the melody was completely rewritten accompanied by beautiful Appalachian harmonies, and we fell in love with it. At the time, we had no idea who the McLain family band were – it was just some wonderful music we happened upon.
As with all the great hymns, Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing has been covered countless times by artists both famous and obscure: Chris Rice, Fernando Ortega, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Sufjan Stevens, Phil Wickham, the David Crowder Band, Mark Schultz, Jadon Lavik, Jars Of Clay, Freddie Ashby, Michael Card, and Women Of Faith Worship.
Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing words Robert Robinson; usual music is “Nettleton,” an American Folk tune.
1. 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 God’s unchanging love.
2. Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I’m 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.
3. 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.
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