Jesus sought me when a stranger

This morning in chapel we sang the beautiful hymn Come Thou Font

Despite having sung it many times this morning the words hit me in a different way than they every have – particularly these 2 verses

Here I raise my Ebenezer,
Hither by Thy 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.

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be;
Let that grace now 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, oh, take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

It’s like singing my life story. Amazing.

2 thoughts on “Jesus sought me when a stranger

  1. It sure is an awesome hymn hey Kate.

    As someone who has always called themselves a Christian it also speaks volumes to me as well, especially that third verse as it ask God to bind our hearts to him with that same grace that saved us.

    There are so many times when my heart and mind have wandered away from Christ even though I wanted to live for him.

    Its a great prayer for all Christians!

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