Current River

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Words, Robert Robinson, 1758. Tune NETTLETON, Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813. *1 Samuel 7:12

First Verse:

Come, thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing they grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise:

Second Verse:

Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above;

Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon on it, Mount of they redeeming love.

Third Verse:

Here I raise mine Ebenezer*; Hither by thy help to come;

And I hope, by thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home:

Fourth Verse:

Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wand’ring from the fold of God;

He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed his precious blood.

Fifth Verse:

O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be!

Let thy grace, Lord, like a fetter, Bind my wand’ring heart to thee:

Sixth Verse:

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it, Seal it for they courts above.

plate 1. The Current River near Eminence, Missouri, once on an April morning.


plate 2. Butterflies gather to the pools of water created by an artesian well.

Artesian Well

plate 3. An artesian well near Eminence bubbles over with fresh water.

Artesian Well

plate 4. A deep look into the well.

All photo credits: J. Heston • Location: Eminence, Missouri (Shannon County) • SOTO © Archive. April 10, 2010.

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