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While singing a lovely set of old and new Christian hymns at church last week, the lyrics to one caught my attention. Always a favorite of mine, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, I knew the song fairly well. It had a verse at the end, though, that was unfamiliar to me.
After doing a bit of research I discovered from Wikipedia that in the 1700s the original hymn writer, Robert Robinson, did write this song with five verses, but most hymnals only show three or four.
More recently, Thomas Miller added a delightful chorus to it which was recorded by Gateway Worship. I was really blessed by this version and have included it below for you as well. But I was a bit disappointed they left off the fifth verse.
In fact, every version I found – at Amazon and at YouTube – left off that fifth verse. I did finally find an online version with this elusive verse. If you click here, you will go to His Magnificence. Scroll down a few lines to Come Thou Fount and click on the green arrow and enjoy. And thank you to Josh Philpot for pointing the way to this.
This old Christian hymn goes so well with the encouraging Bible memory verses on heaven, including this week's "The Lords Prayer" for our kids and grand children that my grandkids and I have been reviewing – especially that hard-to-find fifth verse:
O that day when freed from sinning, I shall see Thy lovely face; Clothèd then in blood washed linen How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace.
So, how about you and your Sandwich Generation family? Had any of you heard this fifth verse before? Do you like it? Do you prefer the Gateway Worship version with the newer chorus or the simple traditional version including the fifth verse? Also, be sure to enjoy more encouraging Bible verses and hymn songs via Spiritual Sunday.