Tune: Nettleton. Two-Part (men and women) in canon; keyboard accompaniment. The accompaniment quotes the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G. One of the loveliest, easiest and most effective one-rehearsal anthems in the catalog. Second verse is in exact canon. If you have a cellist (that is willing to play this in D!) there's a cello part as well. You'll love it. Text: Robert Robertson (1758)
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! Oh, fix me on it,
Mount of God’s unchanging love.
Here I find my greatest treasure;
Hither 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 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.