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pattern: prone to wander

Prone To Wander

Today we start a little series that I've been affectionately calling (in my head at least) Lyrical Lettering. It's a week of embroidery patterns featuring the words of some of my favorite songs.

As today is Sunday, I thought a hymn would be a good place to start. The words "Prone to Wander" are from the song "Come Thou Fount". There have been many versions of this sung and recorded over the years, which isn't a surprise, given that it was written in 1758! It still speaks to so many, including myself. If you're not familiar, give a listen! (This is the latest version that I've found...)



"Prone to wander, Lord I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love." Yep. That's me. I wander all too easily. How about you? Do you wander in your life? Whether we realize it or not, we all wander in one way or another. Sometimes, I think a little wandering is what we need...it's not always the bad kind! But no matter where we are, God is always waiting, calling, ready for us to say "Bind my wandering hear to Thee!"

Prone To Wander

Stitch up this reminder of your wandering, and download the PDF here.

Thanks to Brad, who stitched up this pattern for the series. Check out his website for some really great found audio!

PS: If you're looking for my usual Sunday posts, see the new shhhh page.

7 comments:

  1. That's one of my favorite hymns, and I love the "contemporized" version too. :)

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  2. I love this song so much. I had no idea it was such an old hymn, I only heard it for the first time last year. Mollie, I can't tell you how lovely it is to read the words of somebody who reminds me to rest in God every Sunday afternoon, not just to do nothing between morning and evening church and call it "rest". You bless me from right across the world and I'm certain I'm not the only one. Thank you x

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  3. love this and we sang it this morning in church :)

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  4. I love this hymn! I have never heard this version which is great because it has the old tune as written for the singing and a new bacground music! I think this would be perfect for my church as we are a church divided with the contemporary and the traditional. This is a great mix of both...just gotta convince the choir director. Thanks for sharing, and I think this lyric lettering is a wonderful idea, and I'm thinking of doing it with some of my favorite Tori Amos songs! You should check out "Happy Phantom" as it's got some great lines!

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  5. ooooh i love this one!!! My favorite version of this song is SARA GROVES!

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  6. prone to wander! yes, oh yes!

    used your template for wrapping embroidery floss today. many thanks!

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  7. This is one of my favorite hymns too. It's so beautiful and moving.

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