Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sufjan Stevens - Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Here's our favorite music video--the boys like to watch these animals over and over and over...
This is Sufjan Stevens singing John Wyeth's hymn "Come Thou Font of Every Blessing" words by Robert Robinson, 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! I'm fixed upon it, mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by Thy 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.

HT: Beck


Beck said...

I was just thinking "Hey, I LOVE this song!" when I saw my little link at the bottom of your post. I'd forgotten that I'd posted it!

Suzanne Temple said...

That's funny, Beck! I told you it was a hit with us. Those animals are just so neat!

4andcounting said...

Love this. My son, who happened to be in the room, loved it too. He got busy making elephant sounds right away, so he may have missed the song, but that's okay.

Jane Ramsey said...

I love it!

mopsy said...

Another Sufjan fan!? Yay!

My favorite song is his version of "Holy, Holy, Holy".