Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

 
Lyrics & Information
LyricsAbout the song…
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.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer; ( def. )
Here by thy great 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.

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.

Text by Robert Robinson; Melody from John Wyeth’s “Repository of Sacred Music,” Part Second; Arranged by Sally DeFord

This beautiful melody tugged at me for quite awhile, and though there are plenty of arrangements of it out there I gave in and did one anyway, simply for the pleasure of arranging it.

This is a very simple arrangement, without even a single key change. The obbligato included is written for two C instruments. In recordings it’s easy to balance a solo voice and two instruments–in live performance it will be tricky to use two instruments without overpowering a solo voice. The obbligatos will probably only be useful for choral renditions, unless your soloist is well amplified.

Sheet Music and Recordings
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Pre-printed Music:

This song is included in the What I Believe songbook, which contains piano/vocal and instrumental sheet music for the 15 tracks included on the CD. If you only want a few of the songs in it, you’re best off just printing them from this site, as they’re all available free here. If you want most or all of the songs, the price on the songbook ($8.99 + approx $3.50 shipping in the US) is probably about what you’d pay for the ink to print it. All the selections in the songbook can be freely copied for non-commercial use.
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What I Believe Songbook

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Vocals by Tj Pini, Accompaniment Track

Available on CD: ”He is My Song” (All CDS)
Violins: Sarah Crowther

Available on CD: ”He is My Song (Accompaniment Tracks)” (All CDS)
Violins: Sarah Crowther
Vocals by James Loynes, Accompaniment Track

Available on CD: “What I Believe” (All CDS)
Flute: Anne Lauritzen; Violin: Sarah Crowther

Available on CD: “What I Believe – Accompaniment Tracks” (All CDS)
Flute: Anne Lauritzen; Violin: Sarah Crowther
Vocals by Heather Prusse, Accompaniment Track
Violin solo by Sara Noel Bauman

Available on CD: “Feelings”
Flute: Stacy B. Houskeeper
Please note: This is Sara’s own interpretation. The written score is not available.

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Vocal performance by Jenny Smith

This Song on Audio CD:

He is My Song CD

He is My Song CD
Vocals by Various Artists

He is My Song CD

He is My Song
Accompaniment Tracks

What I Believe
Vocals by James Loynes

What I Believe Accompaniment Tracks CD Cover

What I Believe
Accompaniment Tracks

I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe CD Cover

I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe
Vocals by Heather Prusse

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I Have Not Seen, Yet
I Believe Accompaniment Tracks

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  4 Responses to “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

  1.  

    She has one of the best voices I have ever heard. Looking forward to hearing her sing more..

  2.  

    Is there a duet version available?

  3.  

    I would love a SSA version of this hymn

  4.  

    My wife purchased a duet version of this Song a few years ago and we have sung together on numerous occasions. We are moving and have already boxed up our music and have now been asked to sing in church next week. Do you still have the duet version available? If so, can we still get it?

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