Wednesday, August 13, 2008

blessings big and small.

"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." -- Robert Robinson
On Monday was my dreaded first exam of medical school, and I'm happy to say (results in hand) that it went over quite well. In fact, I'm having a ridiculously good week, and Al is coming down to visit on Friday, so it looks like it should just keep getting better. Last week while I was studying I played my favorite hymn (Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing) on repeat because I can always relate to the lyrics, whether I'm celebrating a really good day or just trying to get through an extra tough hour (actually it's the most played song on my iTunes, with >630 plays, no joke). Anyways, when I went to church on Sunday I was just so thankful for how blessed I've been over the past few months and I lifted up my exam and any anxiety I had about medical school. And right when I finished my prayer, none other than this hymn started to play. I almost started to cry because it's such a beautiful song and so relevant in my life (to be fair, I should admit that I also almost cried during the National Anthem when Michael Phelps got his first gold medal of the year over the weekend). I guess, all in all, it's been a week full of happy (almost) tears and lots to be thankful for.

Now you may be wondering what on earth this has to do with our wedding... well, as it may be, Al and I decided that we would have this hymn played at our ceremony. I mean it makes sense, after all, since the song is about praising God for his grace and blessings, and I feel sooo blessed that Alphonse is in my life for always.

Since the wedding is still a while away, I definitely recommend that you check out the lyrics to the song if you're not familiar with it, and to hear the song for yourself, click here and simply press play as shown here:

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.


andrea said...

:-). this blog makes me super happy

Anonymous said...

reading this blog made me super blessed to have the family that i have <3.

wasnt this one of pop-pops favorite hymns?