Come, thou fount of every blessing
Come, thou fount of every blessing. Robert Robinson* (1735-1790).
The first known publication of this hymn was in A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Church of Christ: meeting in Angel-Alley, Whitechappel, Margaret-Street, near Oxford-Market, and other churches in fellowship with them (1759). It was made widely known when it was included in Martin Madan*’s A Collection of Psalms and Hymns (1760) and in John Rippon*’s Selection of Hymns (1787), and it appeared in other 18th-century collections. Robinson’s authorship, against the rival claim of the Countess of Huntingdon*, was firmly established by the entry in JJ (p. 252).
In its first printing, and in some other early books, the hymn...
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