Devotional Thoughts Based on the Glory to God Hymnal
“On that day, a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.”
After I did some new landscaping at my home, I decided I would like to add a water feature. After searching for some time, I found a Cathedral Rocks Fountain with the water flowing from three levels. It also had some LED lighting. The fountain’s water pours from level to level and at other times trickles. It still provides some peaceful feelings as the water cascades. While my fountain refreshes me as I listen to it, the fountain foretold by Zechariah was for the cleansing of David and the people of Jerusalem of their sin and impurity.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing is found within the “Baptism” section of Glory to God. The fountain of every blessing has streams of mercy never ceasing. We understand why the streams of mercy are never ceasing and that answer is found in the third verse: “O to grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be! Let that grace now like a fetter, bind my wondering 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 God, we know how refreshing a shower can be as the water releases our tensions and cleanses us of a day’s grime. We thank you for your streams of mercy that are never ceasing. As we are identified with Christ in our baptism, so allow your grace-filled waters to renew our baptism so that we never want to wander of leave you, Dear Lord. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.