The Fount of
presents the great Jehovah God as the fountain of
all blessings both to angels and to
men"The Father of Mercies," from
whom cometh down "every good and perfect
gift." (2 Corinthians 1:3; James 1:17) We
property appreciate our Lord Jesus Christ as the
honored channel through which the divine
blessings come to us; but we must look to the
Heavenly Father chiefly, as the apostle has
directed, saying, all things are of the Father;
all things are by the son (1 Cor. 8:6).
people may feel grateful to their fellows of the
church, to friends, and to the world, for
blessings and privileges, honors and
opportunities. But it should never be forgotten
that God is the fountain of blessings, and that
others communicate these blessings only through
divine grace. We should feel an appreciation of
the sunshine and the rain, of the flowers and the
birds, remembering always the great source. Out
of full hearts God's instructed people sing:
Thou fount of every blessing!
Tune my heart a song to raise;
Streams of favor, never ceasing,
Call for notes of heart-felt
people of God should be the most happy, the most
cheerful, and the most thankful of all people.
Evidently a distinct blessing comes to every home
in which the fountain of all blessing is praised.
This thought was connected with the preparation
of this music. They carry beautiful and
soul-stirring hymns into many homes under the
leadership of a good voice. We trust that many
hearts may be started to singing His praises,
from whom cometh all our blessings.
But the word
"song" is used in another sense in the
Bible. The whole gospel message is styled a
"song," because of its beautiful
harmony, richness, sweetness and cadence. Thus
the sons of God are said now to "sing a new
song," which none others can learn (Rev.
14:3). While they sing and make melody in their
hearts to the Lord, these melodies permeate their
lives and thus "sound forth his praises who
hath called us out of darkness into his marvelous
light" (1 Peter 2:9).
Oh, that the life
of every Christian might bear a harmonious
symphony to all his companions! How much this
would do toward banishing tears and sorrow, and
shedding rays of light on the pathway of those
who walk in the valley of the shadow of death!
Great blessings go with such heart-singing
Christians. Their presence, their influence,
their tone of voice, all show forth the praises
of the fountain of blessing, directing the
attention of the world to this great fount.