Day 22 – Come Thou Fount

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.

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