Monday, April 28, 2008

Prone To Wander

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandring 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.

~ Robert Robinson

Sad to say, the hymnwriter who penned these lyrics wandered far from the God he loved after the hymn was written. God used a Christian lady who "happened" to be riding in a coach with him to get his attention and point him back to the One he had deserted.

"Father, keep us, as struggling pilgrims, from leaving the path and forsaking the One who redeemed us and calls us by name. Thank You that You are mighty to save and able to keep. We pray in the strong and powerful name of Jesus, our Lord. AMEN."

1 comment:

  1. "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" definitely has some great prayerful lyrics; it's one of my favourite hymns (although this might be partly due to the fact that it's so much fun to play around with on piano) :)