Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Every guitarist knows that one of the most important things they need to do is make sure their guitar is in tune. An out of tune guitar will make the greatest guitarist sound awful. The second line of this beautiful hymn states, tune my heart to sing thy grace. Just as a guitar out of tune will sound poorly, a heart out of tune with the Lord will walk and live poorly.
The following two lines state, streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. The more we know of the grace of God, the more likely we will be to sing His praise. The heart that is in tune with God is a heart that understands His grace and mercy. Because of His grace and mercy, they not only willingly, but joyfully live for the Lord.
The grace and mercy of God are indeed a fount of blessing. God’s streams of mercy are truly never ceasing. Apart from God’s grace and mercy, we would be helpless and hopeless. (Romans 5:6). The fact is, we are all out of tune. Fortunately for us, God loves us anyway and bestowed on us grace and mercy. The more, by faith, we respond to His grace and mercy, the more in tune with Him we will be. And when we all get to glory, because of His grace and mercy, we will be a perfectly tuned symphony singing His praise forevermore!