My two favorite hymns are “In Christ Alone” (I wrote about that, here) and “Come Thou Fount.” Today, two of my close friends sang the latter during our church service, and I was reminded of the role that hymn has played in my life lately.
This particular piece has grabbed me since the first time I heard it:
Oh, 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.
“Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; seal it for thy courts above” has echoed through many of my prayers in the last few months. My heart wanders and dithers and dances down dark paths — only God can be trusted with it.
And so I pray that He — and only He — will direct where it goes.