04 September 2011

"Come Thou Fount" Poetics

The old hymns are amazing. In Come Thou Fount of Every BlessingRobert Robinson uses beautiful poetics to glorify God:
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 Thy redeeming love.
The other verses are just as moving. Listen to Sufjan Stevens sing the lyrics:

I am convinced art, music, poetry and writing are gifts of God; we are creative because we are created. 

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