Come Thou Fount (Arr. Jake Felstow, Braden Dressel, Stephen Witt)

Once I was leading for Praise Gathering (a weekly night of musical worship and prayer on Wednesday nights at North Central University, where I go to school) and I really wanted to do this song. I’d heard a lot of people arrange it and wanted to try it out, so I sat down and put some chords to it, but didn’t think of much else. At rehearsal that night with the team, my friends Jake Felstow and Braden Dressel suggested that we really do some arrangement work on it and make it special. We went for it and the result is what you hear on this recording (or something close to it).

I love this song because it emphasizes God’s sovereignty and just how lost we are without Him. Even recognizing that we need Him to “tune our hearts” at the beginning, this song helps me keep perspective of just how lost we all are before we meet Christ, yet how gracious He is with each and every one of us and how He continually calls us home. Let our heart’s cry be to continually abide in His goodness and remember the things He has done.