For the last year or so I have occasionally sung the song “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” which includes the line “Here I raise my Ebenezer” without having any idea what this means. Yesterday I decided to Google the word because my only understanding of “Ebenezer” is connected with “Scrooge” and Christmas. It appears it comes from the Hebrew אֶבֶן הָעֵזֶר which means “stone of help”. I guess I should have been able to deduct that since I knew both words but for one reason or another I didn’t put the two together.
Sometimes I wonder how many songs I sing or have sung that I don’t understand. Can you think of any songs that you do not know what you are singing yet you keep on singing it?