Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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by Robert Robinson to the American folk tune called “Nettleton”
Eddie Lewis on Trumpet

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Trumpet Hymn Duet sheet music pdf

Here’s one of my most recent Trumpet Hymn Duets. This is not to be confused with the Unadorned Trumpet Hymn series. The objective of that series is to present the hymns in their purest form with no ornamentation. This duet arrangement of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing is probably going to be part of a series as well, but it hasn’t been formalized yet.

Update: The Trumpet Hymn Duets series is now official. Click HERE to see which hymns we have duets for.

The sheet music for this duet is available at Sheet Music Plus and at PayHip. In case you in interested.

5/24/20 Update

I am revisiting this post after creating the Trumpet Hymn Duet page. The idea was to give people who are interested in the Trumpet Hymn Duets a resource for learning more about the series. But that means I need to go back to each of the original hymn posts on this blog and update them to fit the series info.

When I published this duet and posted it here, the Trumpet Hymn Duets series was just a fledgling of an idea. Now it is going full steam ahead!

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Trumpet Duet Hymn Sheet Music PDF Sample

About the Arrangement

The skill level for this arrangement is intermediate/advanced. The only reason I say it is leaning towards advanced is because of the range in the first part. In the last half of the arrangement, that part spends a lot of time on A’s, B’s and even a high C. Other than that, the piece is really more of an intermediate level arrangement.

Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me

The original lyrics of this hymn are full of truth and power. This is beautiful writing, the likes of which we rarely see in modern music. In so few words, the hymn says so much. It’s difficult to actually just read the text without being moved, emotionally.

When I first read “Sorrowing I shall be in spirit”, I thought, “Yikes, this must be one of those hymns I’ve heard about that don’t align with what I believe.” But if you look at the rest of the verse, it’s actually saying what I’ve been saying in a lot of different settings. I tell people that whether you have a wonderful life or a terrible life is your choice. All of us have enough reasons to dwell on how terrible our lives have been. But if we want to live a wonderful life, then we cannot dwell on those things. We cannot live there.

Later in that verse he uses the word “Here” three times.

Here Thy praises I’ll begin;
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;

In other words, right now I choose to praise God for His goodness! I’m not going to live a miserable life here and now. I choose to glorify God now for what I know He has done for me through Christ Jesus. Amen!

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Lyrics:

Here are the full lyrics for this hymn.

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 Thy redeeming love.

Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
  Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
  Here Thy praises I’ll begin;
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
  Here by Thy great 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,
  Interposed His precious blood;
How His kindness yet pursues me
  Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
  I cannot proclaim it well.

O 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.

O that day when freed from sinning,
  I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothèd then in blood washed linen
  How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
  Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
  Me to realms of endless day.

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