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Friday, March 3, 2017

Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace

One of my favorite hymns is "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing." Written by Robert Robinson in 1758, the hymn is a beautiful reminder of the amazing grace of God. The story of the author of this hymn makes it even more poignant.

Six years before he penned the lyrics of this hymn, Robinson had gone to an evangelical meeting at which the preacher George Whitfield was to speak. Robinson did not go there to hear the Word of God delivered, but to heckle the believers there and make fun of the meeting itself. Instead, he was captured by God's grace and gave his heart to the Lord.

One of the most beautiful lines of this hymn is found in the first verse:

                               "Tune my heart to sing Thy grace." 

What a beautiful picture that line paints! Our heavenly Father reaching into our hearts to tune them so that we may give Him praise for the grace He so freely gives us through His Son, Jesus Christ. God's grace is something that we should be truly thankful for.

Through God's gift of grace, which is given to us through faith in His Son, we receive salvation from our sin. It is only through the gift of God's grace that we are able to receive that salvation. There is nothing that we can do on our own to earn it (Ephesians 2:8). The gift of grace that God has given us is not the result of anything we have done. It was given to us by God through Jesus Christ before the beginning of time (2 Timothy 1:9).

My prayer is that my heart will always be grateful for God's wonderful grace and that He will keep the strings of my heart tuned so that I may always sing of that grace.

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