Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

A little Sufjan.

This is my favorite hymn, mostly because I like the word ebenezer. Not only is it an amazing word to say, but I like what it means, a commemoration of divine assistance. It's a stone Samuel erected after the defeat of the philistines to commemorate what God had done. It's great in this season to reflect on how God has provided and how he's moving, and to look forward to the new year with anticipation and hope for what he's going to do in the future.

Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
I'll praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by thy help I come
And I hope by thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wondering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

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

1 comment:

carolyn said...

i loved listening to this song with the lyrics after reading the definition of Ebenezer... thanks for posting it.