I’m not here just now. I have to take Patty to her new doctor for an 8 a.m. appointment. Please pray that this time it does some good!
Meanwhile, There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy was the first hymn they had us sing, so long ago, when our Sunday school hymnal gave way to the regular church hymnal that the grownups used. I didn’t know it could be sung to the same melody as Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Sung here by Nate Macy.
This is another hymn that I love, and thank you, Joshua, for requesting it–Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, sung by Fernando Ortega.
Hey! If you’re new here, and you’d like me to post a hymn, just do as Joshua has done and leave a comment anywhere on the blog–and if I can find your hymn on Youtube, I will post it here.
You may wonder, at first, what a lot of African wildlife has to do with this 18th-century hymn. But keep looking! Just as the heavens above display God’s handiwork, it’s all around us here on earth. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, an unusual treatment by Sufjan Stevens–unusual and lovely.
This 18th century hymn, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, has been in my head since yesterday afternoon, so I think I’d better post it. Sung by Chris Rice. With lyrics so you can sing along.
(I’m writing this on Thursday, and if I don’t make a hash of it again, you’re reading it on Monday and we’re on our way to the doctor’s office again… now that we know where it is.)
Robert Robertson wrote this gorgeous hymn in 1758, when he was only 23 years old–hard to imagine! Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing–and I wish I knew who this is, singing it, so I could give due credit. Very nice, whoever you are.
“Ohio Chess Fan” posted this hymn on my “Playground Player” page at http://www.chessgames.com yesterday–Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, sung by Eclipse 6. He also has a pretty good Bible study to go with it, if you want to visit Page 623 of my forum.
Robert Robinson was only 22 years old when he wrote this hymn, published in 1757–Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, here performed by Fernando Ortega. Sing along if you like: here are the lyrics.
I think this hymn will stay with you for a while today: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, sung by The Lutheran Warbler. I’d tell you more about her if I could, but all I know is that she posts her hymns on youtube and a lot of people like them. And she has an album or two of hymns for sale on amazon.com… without revealing her identity. Maybe she’s a secret agent, like Phebe for the church at Cenchrea–who delivered Paul’s epistle to the Romans to Rome.
I have to run to the dentist, and just have time to post this hymn, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: requested by “thewhiterabbit,” and I’m happy to be able to do it.