Arrangement ©2021 WordSown.com
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Here I raise my Ebenezer:
This beloved hymn, arranged as a solo, is offered for personal use or even for church special music. A few of the words have been changed—which has been common with this hymn—so feel free to try the music with your own favorite version of the text.
(I personally love the version that has
"Ebenezer" in the second verse, which means "stone of help."
Samuel 7:12 for the backstory.
arranged for solo voice and guitar
The text is by Robert Robinson (1735-1790), altered by Martin Madan (1726-1790), Constance Morgenstern, and probably others. (You can see many versions of this hymn at hymnary.org.) The tune is NETTLETON.
The voice range for this is from G to an A about an octave higher. Using a capo on the guitar could raise this a bit (and gives a nice sound), but this is probably not for a soprano!
The guitar part goes beyond a basic hymnal accompaniment, but there is considerable leeway in how it's approached.