Emmanuel - God with us!!!!
He promises never to leave us nor to forsake us. I find that so incredibly comforting.
Mount - the verb - to rise or ascend
to get up on something above the level of the ground
to go up: climb
This brings to my mind the verse from Isaiah that references the "mount up on wings as eagles." The verse that inspired this blog. Also, the definitions remind me of two songs. "You Raise Me Up" by Selah, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DorNUsi5LE&feature=related and "I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf7t3P9ISrE
Grace - Receiving something you can never deserve or earn. Unearned favor
Mercy - Where there is guilt yet not receiving a punishment you deserve
"I Lift My Hands" by Chris Tomlin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbNK50T35wY&feature=related
Fetter - chain or shackle for the feet; something that confines; restraint
Fount - fountain or source
Ebenezer - Stone of Help. The name Eben-Ezer also means "God has led us thus far" or "Thus far God has helped us" according to 1 Samuel 7:12.
Look at the words in the old hymn, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" which uses some of these words in the lyrics. Over the years the song went through changes. See below the various versions. Click on this link and scroll down to see all the lyrics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Thou_Fount_of_Every_Blessing