In 2016 I was privileged, along with members of our staff, to attend a Together For the Gospel Conference in Louisville, KY. More than ten thousand pastors packed the KFC Yum! Center! We listened to great preaching and sang great hymns.
I also own a Yamaha Baby Grand Piano (purchased from craigslist!). I have to get it tuned…at least once a year. As you might suspect, it gets out of tune without trying. So do I, so do you. And these days there are all kinds of posts, news articles, political views, conspiracy theories, vitriol and YouTube videos to completely cause us to get out of tune.
Robert Robinson penned the words of Come Thou Fount in 1758, at the young age of 22, after having come to Jesus from a totally debauched lifestyle. These words are his testimony.
In 2016 we sang a verse I had never sung before, but I wished I had. I’m attaching the audio from 2016 and including the words below. Every great hymn ends up looking up…this one is no exception.
O that Day when freed from sinning,
I shall see thy lovely Face;
Clothed then in blood-washed linen
How I’ll sing thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransom’d Soul away;
Send thine Angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless Day.
The news isn’t good. Posts are depressing. Life is unbelievably difficult. Waves are crashing. The ship is reeling and rocking. Which means your heart needs to be tuned now more than ever. Enjoy. It was so good being there in person…a small foretaste of heaven.