Just as I Am

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Some feedback please. Do you know this precious hymn? If so, what memories of it do you have? Are they good memories or bad memories? If they are good memories, which are your favorite verses? If you don’t like the hymn why not? The story of the hymn and it’s author along with the rather mawkish tune (Woodworth) used in American Evangelical worship is here. On this page you can also find a much nicer tune–usually used in Anglican worship called ‘Saffron Walden’. For earlier posts on church music and hymns check out the label ‘church music’ in the left sidebar.

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