I have had this song on my lips for quite a few weeks now. In fact, Kayla has started to hum the tune from hearing it over and over.
I think this song has so deeply touched me during this time in my life because it talks about completely relying on the Fount of blessing, mercy, love, and hope. Right now, I am feeling defeated in several areas of my life. It is as though there are spinning plates all around and I can’t quite make it in time to keep them all up and balanced. I know that: 1) God has a plan, 2) He knows the end before I’ve seen it, and 3) Psalm 84:11 says “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”.
So here I am, raising “mine Ebenezer” to say that the Lord is so good to me. I don’t deserve his goodness and love; but God takes me as I am and abundantly provides. I will continue to sing His praise and drink fully from the Fount for He has called me to these tasks and equipped me to finish.
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 mine 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.
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.
by Robert Robinson 1758