(2 Timothy 2:13)
Our Lord is faithful; always. This does not merely describe him, for this is what he is,
and he cannot deny himself. He is our source of living water.
Robert Robertson said it best when he spoke of his own faithlessness in
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.
It reads like poetry and speaks deeply to the heart.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Robert Robertson, c1758
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’ll raise my Ebenezer;
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,
Wand’ring from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.
Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my feeble heart to Thee.
“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,”
Long I cried to be made pure;
“Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Work in me Thy double cure.”
Hallelujah! I have found it,
The full cleansing I had craved,
And to all the world I’ll sound it:
They too may be wholly saved.
I am sealed by Thy sweet Spirit,
Prone no longer now to roam;
And Thy voice, I’ll humbly hear it,
For Thy presence is my home.
Joel A Erickson; 2006
Heavenly Father~ Thank you for the blessing of your faithfulness. Thank you for your forgiveness when I have been prone to wander. I do not wish to take for granted what you cannot deny, keep me steadfast in my walk and forever fettered in your love. ~Amen :Y