I Wrote That Hymn

The need to keep growing, not getting comfortable where we are: Leroy Eims once told of a lady in the old West, who was traveling from Boston to teach school. "In the stagecoach across from her there was a man, a drunken sot who was sitting there with his hat down over his eyes, spittle running down the front of his vest, unshaven, bleary-eyed and stinking. The lady was humming a hymn. Finally, this man looked up at her and said, 'woman, would you stop humming that hymn?' and she said, 'Why is that? Does it bring back some memory or something that you'd rather forget? His answer was tragic. He said, 'Bring back some memory! #!#!#! woman, I wrote that hymn.'" The hymn was 'Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing.' One of its phrases is, "Prone to wander, Lord I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love." ? Copyright 2002 Steve Miller - All Rights Reserved

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