Saturday, September 10, 2016

come thou fount

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;
here 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.

tonight i had the privilege of singing at saturday night stake conference with two of my favourite girls from our ward. i had a very unexpected call from our stake president a few weeks ago, asking if we would be able to prepare a musical item, consisting of at least two sisters... we managed four with our pianist and worked together so well, that from the very first practice, there was never any doubt that we would be able to present something wonderful on the night.

we chose an arrangement of "come thou fount of every blessing" by sally deford (which you lds music lovers can find here) and it was just perfect to set the tone for the meeting, which was all about teaching in the saviours way. what a wonderful blessing it is to be a part of the gospel and to be able to sing such beautiful songs to draw closer to our father in heaven. 

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