Friday, May 22, 2009

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing



The day after Sage passed away this is the video we watched over and over again. I bought the DVD with this slide show on it. This song was sang at his funeral. This song brings me comfort and strength everyday. This video helps me see the BIGGER picture. To know that because of my loving Savior Jesus Christ, I can be with Sage again. I look forward to that day everyday. Learning to be patient is the hardest part of all of this. I want the grieving to be over, the sadness, the pain, the hurt, and the anger. I know that one day all of this will be taken from me and I will feel overwhelming happiness and peace. Patience is what I pray for everyday. Not in my time but the Lords time. Until then, somehow I have to learn to carry on and find joy in the journey I have ahead of me. Sage is only missing from time and not Eternity. I look forward to Eternity each day!

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.

2. Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I'm 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.

3. 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.

My favorite line is "Here's my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.

7 comments:

Deeanna said...

Crystal,

As I am sitting here, I can so vividly recall this song being sung at the funeral. I can't think of a better, more perfect song to have been sung. It was so beautiful! It was as if time stood still while he was singing...

Thank you for continuing to share your thoughts and feelings. My testimony continues to be strengthened by your courage, spirit, and faith.

Hugs,
Deeanna

taunima treasures said...

Thank you for this words of encouragements! I feel your pain and am glad you found my blog...I am so sorry for your loss! I feel the same way in wanting this pain, the emptiness, the sadness to go away.....this year with the anniversary of my husband, I decided to let the kids have free reign in posting what they want to say to their dad on our blog and when I read it, I just started balling and couldn't move with the aches they long for their dad. I know how you feel with the heaviness in your heart...trust me I know.....you are also my inspiration....you have courage to go on...just like my parents have courage to go on....hang in there my sweet friends! We love you and your family...we hardly see each other on Sundays, but we do love ya and wished we could do something for you to ease the pain...it's not easy!

Tamra and Jim said...

I loved this song on the Reflections of Christ video when I heard it. It was beautiful at the funeral, too. I think that young boy sang it more beatifully than on the CD. I don't know where you knew him from, but he did an awesome job. It is one of our favorite old-time hymns. It is in the hymn book that I have that we used when I was growing up. I wish it was in today's hymnal. Our seminary choir sang it when Danica was a senior and we've loved it ever since. I hope your pain gets a little less each day.

Liz said...

Tamra I agree with he did a wonderful job. Spencer's Brother Richard is married to Carolyn. She is over music in her ward and know the guy that sang. I think he sings it better than the artist on the CD too! Anyway he is getting ready to leave on his mission and I'm sure with his humble spirit and the voice of an angel that he is going to do wonders on his mission.

Jessica Caldwell said...

I thought this song was a beautiful tribute to Sage's life. I felt the spirit so strongly when he sang, each time I go to Cystal's home and hear these words it will forever remind me of Sage.

Leslie said...

thank you for what you wrote on my blog. i am so sorry for your loss.
when my husband passed away, people were trying to be kind and not knowing quite what to say... they would say things like, 'you are still so young, you will marry again'. not exactly what i needed to hear at the time, but i knew they just didn't know what to say so i was grateful for their concern.
when my brother passed away, people would say to my parents, 'at least you still have 10 others kids at home'. again, people trying to know what to say...
i don't know if you have experienced this or not... but i am grateful that you have the gospel in your lives. that is where we truly find peace in the experience of loss. it looks like you are clinging to that knowledge and the hope that comes from it.
thank you again... you are a strong woman with a strong family.
sage is a sweet little boy... i am sure he is close to you.
bless your family...

Chandy said...

Beautiful...