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Voices only: ‘Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing’

This is a well-known and often-sung hymn in Churches of Christ — and for good reason.

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“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” is a powerful church hymn written by Robert Robinson in 1758 when he was only 22 years old.

Here’s a cappella group Eclipse 6 singing this timeless hymn:

This is a well-known and often-sung hymn in Churches of Christ — and for good reason. The humble lines written by Robinson describe the weak and thankful heart of a believer who was rescued by God and still needs daily rescue since their heart is “prone to wander.” That’s the beauty of Christianity, which this song captures so well. When before God, we have no boast except our weaknesses. We, like sheep, are often “wandering from the fold of God,” but it’s his grace that compels us continually to return to the very presence of the one true living God.

The famous line “Here I raise my Ebenezer” may not be a phrase we are familiar with, but it has a powerful meaning. It’s inspired from the story of when Samuel celebrated Israel’s deliverance from the Philistine army. Samuel took a stone, set it up and called it Ebenezer. He said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12)

That word “ebenezer” means stone of help in Hebrew. It was a sign for Israel to look on and remember that, God had delivered them. This Ebenezer stone should stir up faith in the heart of Israel as they face many more battles to come and remember the awesome things their God is willing to do.

I wonder what ebenezer stones we need to raise in our lives. How may we commemorate the ways that God has provided comfort and encouragement in spiritually dry seasons and trials? Christ surely had to raise and remember his ebenezer stone — the words God the Father spoke to him at his baptism — when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness.

We can joyfully do the same. When times are hard, we can remember the ways God moved in us!

What a cappella song do you find especially meaningful? Send us a video link and a short description of what the song means to you. We might use your selection in a future Voices Only.

DANIELA NEVES is a student at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City. She is a student worker for The Christian Chronicle and a translator for Luso-Africa Mission Partners (LAMP) International. She is from Lisbon, Portugal, and grew up in the Igreja de Cristo Lisboa (Lisbon Church of Christ)

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