Bring back "Come thou fount" to the LDS Hymnbook
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This is a friendly petition to show support for including the popular hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" into the proposed, new LDS Hymnbook.
Why was it removed?
LDS Living article "10 Things You Didn't Know about Your Favorite LDS Hymns" explains more about why the hymn was removed from the 1985 edition of the hynmbook.
"Before the current hymnal was published, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" was a little-known hymn. The 1985 hymnbook committee elected to remove it from the new hymnal in favor of other works because so few members knew the song.
However, after the revised hymnal was published, Mack Wilberg wrote an iconic arrangement of the hymn, bringing it into the forefront of members' minds. Today, due to its renewed popularity, many members still question why the hymn was ever removed as it is now one of the most beloved LDS songs not in the official Church hymnal."
I think it's safe to say that there are few members who have not been touched by this beautifully inspired hymn that brings us closer to God. Link to Mormon Tabernacle Choir here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPKpkrqBwNs
Enjoy the lyrics below;
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 sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,
Mount of God's unchanging love.
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.
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let that grace now 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, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
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