Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing was written by Rev. Robert Robinson in the 18th Century. He was twenty-two when he penned the words in 1757.
As a young man, Robinson lived a wild life full of debauchery. The story goes that Robert Robinson came upon a gypsy who said, “And you, young man, you will live to see your children and your grandchildren.”
Her words haunted him, and he felt that he needed to change his way of living. His father died when he was eight and by the age of fourteen, he was sent to barbering school. One night he went to a Methodist meeting led by Evangelist George Whitefield. His intention in going was to make fun of those “poor deluded Methodists.” [Read more…]