This Weeks Devotion


Bill Yoder
*Denotes my thoughts/opinions only

                        British Baptist hymn writer Robert Robinson (1735-1790). This hymn was written in 1758. A favorite line in the last stanza, “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love” is thought to be referring to Robinson’s early life when he associated with a notorious gang of hoodlums and lived a debauched life.

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.

This my glad commemoration, that til now I’ve safely 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, Lord, 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.

“The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29: 11 NIV


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