Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

There is truly one constant in life – change. As much as you try to contain it, change rages onward with or without you. When I consider change, I think about the song, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” Robert Robinson penned the text at the age of 23. His story is simple – a story of change. His father died at the age of eight. He was a handful to say the least for his mother. As a troubled 14 year-old young man, his mother sent him to school to become a barber’s apprentice. At the age of 17, he and some drinking buddies attended an evangelistic meeting with the intention of stirring up trouble. That night, George Whitfield preached, Robert listened, and the young men caused no trouble. Three years later at the age of 20, Robert Robinson surrendered his life to Jesus. Not long thereafter, he would yield to a call into ministry. Robinson wrote these words to accompany a sermon he prepared to preach. He’s a young man, troubled, distance, disadvantage, searching, at odds with God and his mother. Yet, Jesus would get his attention and garner his affection. Jesus changed a young man. I want you to think of change (the change Christ brings) the next time you sing, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” Jesus is truly the fount of every blessing. By the way, I really like this arrangement. Hope you do to!

2 thoughts on “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

  1. Anonymous

    Awesome!! He indeed does come to any place where He is welcome – and changes it/them/us. The words Robinson penned expessed it. The Gateway worship singers got it. When He comes, He blesses.
    Loved it!!
    Bill Shaw

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