I've always loved this song, but recently the words have become heavier with meaning to me.
Particularly these two stanzas:
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.
How His kindness yet pursues me
Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
I cannot proclaim it well.
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.
He sought me when I was a stranger.
Interposed His own precious blood, because I could do nothing to improve my own depravity.
His kindness STILL pursues me, changing my hard heart to be more like His own.
And still, I am prone to wander from Him.
Prone to give myself over to selfish desires and my sinful self.
So, I must pray that He binds my heart up in His grace.
This is why we are debtors to Grace
Because He made the first move!
While dead in my sin, I would never have been able to see or feel my need for Him.
That's just how bad off I was.
So He came looking for me.
He wounded me with a longing to know Him and because He is kind, He continues to pursue me.
This has been blowing my mind lately so this hymn has been a place of prayer and worship for my soul.
I hope the truth found in this song bring the same enlightenment and thankfulness to your spirit as well.
I love how Mercy Me took this well known hymn and brought it back to life.
You could probably say I'm picky about hymn arrangements.
It seems like many modern day churches sing hymns slow and without any passion, which makes no sense to me!
How can you read the lyrics of these soulful songs and water them down?
That's why I like this version of Come Thou Fount.
It's not rock and roll, but it doesn't drag along either. The perfect rendition, if you ask me.