I have always loved hymns. I've been so drawn to the rich theology in them. I started thinking about songs that revolve around the theme of grace, and Come Thou Fount immediately came to mind. I've never been so drawn to the line "tune my heart to sing thy grace" of this classic hymn as I am now.
What does it mean for my heart to sing the Lord's grace?
I don't have the perfect or right answer. But I'm glad I'm wrestling through it because I so want my heart to sing the song of grace.
I'm pretty positive if my heart is tuned to sing His grace, it will affect my whole being. When my heart is steadfast to grace, then my mind and my thoughts, my actions and my speech will all be more in tune with grace, with the gospel.
If my heart is singing grace, I'll be thinking of myself and others in line with the truths of Scripture. I'll see myself and others with eyes of grace. Choosing love will be the only option.
If my heart is singing grace, I won't be trying to earn love or favor from God or others. I'll rest in my acceptance by God because of the death and resurrection of Jesus. And that will allow me to confidently be myself around others and accepting of others.
If my heart is singing grace, gratitude and joy will be a natural overflow. A life of thankfulness and joy are results of a heart soaked in grace.
A heart can be saturated with the gospel grace of my sweet Jesus through being in the Word, being in prayer, and being in community with believers. And a heart in tune with grace, with the gospel, reflects it to a lost and searching world. This world that desperately needs Jesus can glimpse His grace through believers who daily ask God to tune their heart to sing His grace. Hearts singing grace will lead the lost to the Fount of every blessing. Hearts singing grace will change the world for the glory of God and good of others.
Check out these great resources about this song and about the beckoning grace of God:
The Village Church, "Hymns, History and Theology" by Michael Bleecker
Desiring God, "Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee" by Jon Bloom
She Reads Truth, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Ellie Holcomb
.Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing