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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 wanderLord, 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|