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Thursday Audio Devotional
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Arranged by Gilbert Martin
Jane Johnson, organ
Listen here: bit.ly/2Z5Kici
Robert Robinson, an Englishman, wrote this hymn in 1758. The hymn tune Nettleton first appeared in Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813). It was originally titled Hallelujah, and no composer was given. The hymn expresses a personal gratitude of praise.
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 to thee an altar; hither by thy help I’m 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, how 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.
In the beginning, O God,
when the firm earth emerged from the waters of life
you saw that it was good.
The fertile ground was moist
the seed was strong
and earth’s profusion of colour and scent was born.
Awaken my senses this day
to the goodness that still stems from Eden.
Awaken my senses
to the goodness that can still spring forth
in me and in all that has life.
--from Celtic Benediction, Morning and Night Prayer by J. Philip Newell
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Tuesday Audio Devotional
Softly and Tenderly
Arranged by Craig Currgy; Maureen Howell, piano
Listen here: bit.ly/3e4NM3d
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals
he's waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.
Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling--
calling, "O sinner, come home! "
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger
and heed not his mercies,
mercies for you and for me?
Come home, come home...
O for the wonderful love he has promised,
promised for you and for me;
tho' we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me.
Come home, come home...
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
-- Matthew 11:28-30
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Maureen, Thanks for this beautiful song, a perfect piece for Deb’s birthday💔❤️