Wednesday, June 1, 2011

THE very first blog post ever!

Ok, so I'm blogging.... I've never really been one to "put myself out there" for everyone to see, but I'm pretty sure not too many people will see this! =) I kind of explained the meaning behind my title and url address in the "About Me" section, but I want to put the song here and let you guys read it for yourself...

 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.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve 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 Thy goodness, 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.

Robert Robinson wrote it in 1757 and some of my favorite covers are done by David Crowder Band, Jars of Clay and Sufjan Stevens (you should for sure look them up on youtube...). I remember first hearing this song and it's meaning when I went to some kind of youth rally for my county in highschool. I remember thinking that it was so true for me - I am really terrible! How many times had I (and still do) wander form Jesus and His perfect love for me? 

So basically this is my anthem and prayer... "Here's my heart LORD,
take and seal it - seal it for thy courts above!"

So until next time... Much Love guys! =)

1 comment:

  1. RYAN!! I'm so proud of you. I LOVE the name and I can't wait to read more.