Introductory Note:

Don’t let yourself forget that God’s grace rewards not only those who never slip, but also those who bend and fall. So sing! The song of rejoicing softens hard hearts. It makes tears of godly sorrow flow from them. Singing summons the Holy Spirit. Happy praises offered in simplicity and love lead the faithful to complete harmony, without discord. Don’t stop singing.

—Hildegard of Bingen

In this spirit, we offer a Friday hymn for your pleasure. Go ahead and sing along—we promise we’ll never tell!

Renovaré Team

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 redeem­ing love.

Here I find my great­est trea­sure;
hith­er by thy 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,
bought me with his pre­cious blood.

Oh, 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. 

The Psalter Hym­nal, 1987

📚 The 2022 – 23 Ren­o­varé Book Club

This year’s nine-month, soul-shap­ing jour­ney fea­tures four books, old and new, prayer­ful­ly curat­ed by Ren­o­varé. Now under­way and there’s still time to join.

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