Daily Word of Grace # 261 (June 11, 2021)
In the late eighteenth century Robert Robinson (1735-1790) wrote one of the most gospel soaked hymns ever written: “Come thou font 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! Oh, fix me on it, mount of God’s unchanging love.” God is indeed the “font of every blessing” (James 1:17) and therefore the only One who can rightly tune our hearts to sing God’s praise. And because the mercies of the Lord “never come to an end” and “are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22-23) the divine “streams of mercy” are indeed “never ceasing.” The “mount of God’s unchanging love” is Calvary, where Jesus Christ died to prove that indeed even though you live in an ever changing world, God’s love for you is never changing (Romans 5:8). All of this is the fruit of God’s grace, as reflected in the final verse of this hymn: “Oh, 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, oh, take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.” Your salvation begins with the grace of God, continues with the grace of God, and because of the grace of God…never ends.
Love and Prayers,