Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing: Chant by Elizabeth Combs

Chant from Elizabeth Combs: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing
My heart to sing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace.

This was my great-grandfather Davis’ favorite hymn. I learned it growing up in the Southern Baptist church and it is definitely one of my favorites too. One thing I love about this hymn is the freshness of the lyrics to our Wisdom path. The first four lines, half the first verse, are what came through for chanting. The rest of it would work well too.

Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy gace.
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise.

This hymn is in the public domain; the words were written by Robert Robinson (1758) and the tune by John Wyeth (1812).

From Elizabeth Combs:

I have been chanting and singing my whole life, and it is the practice that most grounds me in my heart, mind and body. I remember singing Southern Baptist hymns as my first prayer of breath and vibration. I found my way to Wisdom chant through Cynthia’s work with Darlene Franz, after many years chanting Sanskrit mantras in the yogic tradition. I enjoy creating chants — which is more like receiving chants from the atmosphere or the imaginal or wherever it is that chants come from. Some of my inspirations are sacred texts from many traditions, Teilhard’s works, poets ancient and modern, old Baptist hymns and spirituals, as well as direct from Spirit and Earth. I like to play my crystal bowls and shruti box outside in the Trees. At other times, I can be found caring for clients in my energy balancing practice, crafting herbal remedies or hanging out with my son Jack. I endeavor to be at home wherever I am, mainly in Bellingham WA and Winston- Salem NC. Singing every day reminds me that, really and truly, it is all about LOVE. 

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