Come Thou Fount is one of my all time favorite hymns. The content is a heart cry for God to remind us of His blessings, His love, and how though we are "prone to wander" God has "sealed us for His courts above." This hymn heralds the truth of the gospel. When we were far from God and by nature "children of wrath" (Ephesians 2:3) He sent His son, and He "sought us when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God". I know this is true in my own life. If it were up to me, I would not choose to follow God. My heart is prone to wander. My heart does not naturally want to obey God. Even on a good day, when Sawyer is screaming for more "gummies", I don't naturally want to love him and teach him how to communicate. Despite the state of my heart, which the bible says is "deceitful above all things" God, who is rich in mercy, sent His son to earth to make a way for us! That is why the words in scripture (and this song) are so profound. As the songwriter so eloquently writes in the second verse, "He rescue(d) me from danger, interposed his precious blood." Singing the words of this song are a beautiful reminder of what God has done for us!
I love how the last line in this song is a request for God to "take our hearts, and seal them for His courts above". That is my prayer, that God would seal my heart, and the hearts of my children for His courts above.
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved." Ephesians 2:4-5