I am bound for the kingdom, won’t you come with me?
Page CXVI is a project that started with the idea of making hymns accessible and known again. This band has had the opportunity to bring some of the most beautiful music and rich lyrics back to life as they tour and lead worship across the country. Listen to this amazing rendition of the classic, “Come Thou Fount.”
This beautiful song that has become a classic hymn of the Christian faith was written in the 18th century by Robert Robinson. Believe it or not, he was only twenty-two at the time! The powerful lyrics reference 1 Samuel 7:12, which reads:
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
While it may not be a word we use or even hear very often, Ebenezer means “stone of help,” which is so meaningful within the context of the song! “Here I raise my stone of help Hither by thy help I come.”
Keeping the history and lyrics of this hymn in mind, go ahead and watch Page CXVI’s stunning version! It might be my favorite take on the powerful hymn of the Christian faith.