Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Hymnology: Come Thou Fount

On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.
~ Zechariah 13:1

Hymn Story

When Robert Robinson wrote “Come Thou Fount” at the age of 23, he was a young man who understood himself well. He was indeed prone to wander, and prone to leave the God he loved.

When his father died while Robert was a young teen, his widowed mother indentured him to a London barber. During his failed apprenticeship, his master found him more fond of reading than of working at his profession. He often ran off with his friends, eventually becoming part of a street gang. Continue reading