Come Thou Fount

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  1. Rev. Joshua

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    I know this is a hymn question, but the Music Forum doesn't seem to get a lot of non-audiophile traffic.

    Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing has become one of my new favorite hymns. Does it get much play in conservative churches?

    Joshua
     
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    Brother Joshua,

    Come, Thou Fount---gets played as often as we will--which ain't often enough for my ears and heart. Every now and then we'll have a pastor's conference and a bunch of us preachers will sing it "Acapella"--swwwweeeeeetttttt!!! Goes good with solo, duet, trio, quartet--or a mass of choir members---makes every Canary blush with envy!

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    Dear Joshua,
    That is a favorite of mine and a favorite in our church which is an Independent Fundamental Baptist with very conservative leanings. It was also popular when I lived up in Emmetsburg with was GARBC, another conservative. SO from a sampling of 2 out of 2, yes I'd say it is well appreciated in conservative churches.
    I know it's early, but Merry Christmas, Mark
     
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    It's amazing how one can get something right on second reading. I thought "new" & "favorite" were interchanged then and went to dig up age of Come Thou Fount [​IMG] (For those who are now wondering themselves, it was written by Robert Robinson 1735-1790)

    I don't recall ever hearing it played at any Church, I'll have to twist some arms at Church on Sunday I think [​IMG] It is in Hymnal we use.

    I have a record from 1972 here which has what I consider to be the canonical version of the song [​IMG] Tune name is Warrenton, includes the refrain "I am bound for the Kingdom, will you go to glory with me? Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!" [​IMG]

    I will have to see if record player still spins, there some good stuff on this one [​IMG]

    Pete
     
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    It wasn't in my church before until I got there. [​IMG] Weird, I love it and thought it was more popular than it is.....but I taught them well. :D
    Gina
     
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    It's a popular hymn in our church.
     
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    You mean this one?

    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 my Ebenezer;
    Here by Thy great help I’ve 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.

    O that day when freed from sinning,
    I shall see Thy lovely face;
    Clothed then in blood washed linen
    How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
    Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
    Take my ransomed soul away;
    Send thine angels now to carry
    Me to realms of endless day.

    Lead and sing it everytime it's called for... Here is a link for that song and many more!... Brother Glen [​IMG] (That's me in song)

    http://www.cyberhymnal.org/
     
  8. Rev. Joshua

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    We sing it in our church.....

    See, there's hope for you yet, bro Joshua. [​IMG]
     
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    We sing it on occasion but not enough for me!
    Love in Christ Angie [​IMG]
     
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    Yes! That's the one. Hymn number 1048 in the Sankey's, Sacred Songs and Solos. It is checked in red, which means it was a congregational favourite.

    By the way, my copy was printed in Great Britain by Morrison of Gibb Ltd, London and Edinburgh. It must be good when the English and Scots agree together. [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    Jim

    [ November 12, 2002, 12:03 PM: Message edited by: Jim1999 ]
     
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    I love that hymn, but IMHO most sing it way to slowly. Ought to be fast and rythmic--sort of like a barn dance tune--with lots of "kick", and perhaps accompanied by fiddles.

    [ November 12, 2002, 01:48 PM: Message edited by: russell55 ]
     
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    Primitive Baptists in the east sing it frequently.
     
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    I really enjoy this hymn...another favorite is "Blessed Assurance" We don't sing either of them enough. But, my all time fav. is "I'd rather have Jesus"
     
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    Our church doesn't sing it, but I enjoy playing the song on my dulcimer.

    Julia
     
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    Yes,our church sings it. It is a great one! [​IMG]
     
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    I LOVE the dulcimer. I bet that sounds great.
     
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    I have never heard it in my church. I love listening to music, but usually I can't remember who sang what five min. after they are done. Therefore maybe we do sing it and I just don't remember.

    Bill
     
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    What is a dulcimer :confused: please.
     
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    Likewise easy to play on my dulcimer. (Two types of instruments, Gwyn - stringed and either strumed like a small guitar or hammered with a layout like a piano)

    We sing it regularly. SAD NOTE: Hate one thing about Hymns for Worship and Celebration by Word (one of the BEST hymnals, btw) is that they change the old words on some songs.

    2nd Verse of Come Thou Fount is changed to "Here I raise my sign of victory"

    I like "Ebenezer" (Hebrew rock established after battle with Philistines, means "rock of help"). Don't like the dynamic equivalance of the modern versions!!! :rolleyes:
     

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