Where is the main source of your love?
From whence do you find your light?
What has become your Ebenezer?
The question comes from the first line of the second stanza of the beloved Christian hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”
“Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by thy help I come…”
The lyrics reference a passage in 1 Samuel 7:12 when the prophet Samuel “took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.”
In Hebrew, Ebenezer means “stone of help” (eben = stone; ezer = help).
The hymn was written in the 18th century by Robert Robinson when he was 22 and has been included in most Protestant hymnals in England and the United States and was also included in the hymnbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints previous to the current 1985 version.
As you enjoy Elisa’s beautiful playing of Jason Tonioli’s arrangement of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” we invite you to ponder what are your Ebenezers, those solid symbols of remembrance of God’s blessings in your life.
God bless you our friends. We love you!