Listen to the beginner piano arrangement of Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing is a Christian hymn composed by the 18th century Methodist pastor and hymnist Robert Robinson. He was “prone to wander,” as he had written, leaving the Methodist church when he moved to Cambridge and became a Baptist pastor. He became known as an able theologian through his writing of many theological works as well as several hymns.
An unverifiable story is widely told of Robinson that one day while riding in a stagecoach a lady asked him what he thought of the hymn she was humming, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. He responded, “Madam, I am the poor unhappy man who wrote that hymn many years ago, and I would give a thousand worlds, if I had them, to enjoy the feelings I had then.”
In the USA, the hymn is usually set to an American folk tune known as Nettleton, composed by printer John Wyeth, or possibly by Asahel Nettleton.
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