Daily I’m constrained to Be

One of my favorite Saturday morning ‘rituals’ is to go out for a long(ish) run with my ipod set on the “worship” playlist.  This morning when it got to “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” I kept pulling the ipod off my hip & replaying the following:

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be;
Let that grace now like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
Prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
Now THAT is music for my soul.  I think i used to hear “daily I’m constrained to be” & thought in relation to thanksgiving for what God had done in my initial salvation/justification.  I’m realizing now, I’m constrained to His grace to ‘daily’ keep my heart close to His….continual salvation/sanctification.

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