Prone To Wander

I’ve always loved the wording of old hymns and the imagery they provoke. For my good friend Andrew’s wedding I decided to put some lyrics to paper with a bit of scripting. I love image of grace binding like a fetter (which are leg cuffs or shackles). In marriage, just as in life, there are going to be times where one spouse must look on the other with grace. It’s that forgiveness and acceptance that is what binds two together. I sketched out the rough shape in pencil and then used micron pens to flesh out the form.

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, O take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above.

Come Thou Fount
-Robert Robinson