Sunday, March 9, 2008

Come Thou Fount

Though Come Thou Fount is not contained in the Church’s Official Hymnbook,
Latter-day Saints have long had a love affair with the protestant hymn. The
superb lyrics, written by Baptist minister Robert Robinson, speak of Christ
mercifully reclaiming the wandering soul.This beautiful rendition, arranged and
conducted by Mack Wilberg, was sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during
the Church's General Conference March 31, 2007.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

Come Thou Fount: Lyrics Sheet Music
Mormon Tabernacle Choir General Conference 03/31/2007


kesli said...

I wish this song was in the Hymn book. It is one of mine and Ryans very favorites. Not only is it beautifully sung by the choir but for me it is the lyrics. They are so powerful. Love your idea. I will pass the word along.

John Robert said...

I spent two months learning to play this hymn on the piano and to this day it is the only one I can play. Well worth it!

kesli said...

Which arraingment did you learn? The one straight out of the hymn book? I have tried to find one that I would like to learn.

John Robert said...

It was the hymn version. I'm just eyeballing it, but I think it's the sheet music I've linked to in this post. I would imagine there are some beautiful arrangements out there. But even the standard version is still really fun to play. Besides, I'm sure you could always add your own little fluorishes :)

Andy said...

Hey John,

Thanks for all the 388 help. Just checking out your blog. This site is a great way to share your testimony. I love this song.

c. wallin said...

I absolutely love this hymn as well - and the irony behind its popularity, as mentioned by one of my music professors at BYU, is that it was originally taken out of the hymn book simply because it wasn't popular.

Funny how things change. :)

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