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*Ebenezer (Heb: 'stone of help')−
a public memorial to the help of
the Lord in 1 Samuel 7:12
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 measure,
    Sung by flaming tongues above:
O the vast, the boundless treasure,
    Of my Lord’s unchanging love!
2  Here I raise my Ebenezer*—
    Hither by Thy help I’m 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.
3  O to grace how great a debtor
    Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace, Lord, like a fetter,
    Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
Prone to wander—Lord, I feel it—
    Prone to leave the God I love:
Take my heart, O take and seal it,
    Seal it from Thy courts above.
Robert Robinson, 1735-90