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Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

About the Song

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.

A harmonization for TTBB men’s voices with soloist is included.  The score is just voice parts–use the solo score to accompany it.

Listen (and free 128kbps MP3 downloads)

Click the Soundcloud download icon to download the free track for personal use. Recording featuring vocals by Tj Pini:

Accompaniment track:

Violin Solo by Sara Noel Bauman:

Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

Accompaniment track:

Recording featuring vocals by Heather Prusse:

Accompaniment track:

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Lyrics

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.

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6 Comments

  1. Sharon Hiatt

    Dear Sally,
    The free downloads site said to let you know I got something and like it! Thank you for blessing so many lives for a long time. I just got the “Come Thou Fount” for medium voice for a group of singers who will fill in some parts, and the instrumental obligato for 2 C instruments. My favorite of your songs, BTW, is “If the Savior Stood Beside Me.” Thank you for your consecrated musical service!

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  2. wendy

    Sally . you are an angel to share your talent with such grace. love it!

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  3. Linn

    Thank you so much!! This is such beautiful music:)

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  4. Colleen

    Sheet music for this piece is available for violin solo in beginning and advanced versions on Sara Noel Bauman’s website at saranoelbauman.com if you are interested.

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  5. Ainor

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

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  6. Sandra Govin

    I would love a SSA version of this hymn

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