Just As I Am

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Just as I Am is a well-known hymn, written by Charlotte Elliott in 1835, first appearing in the Christian Remembrancer, of which Elliott became the editor in 1836. The final verse is taken from Elliott’s Hours of Sor­row Cheered and Com­fort­ed (1836).

This hymn reminds us of our acceptance in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jn 6:37 says: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” Once we are saved, we are always saved. Amen.

Lyrics: Charlotte Elliot
Music: William B Bradbury

Just as I am, without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd’st 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, tho’ tossed about
With many 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 ev’ry barrier down;
Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

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One Response to “Just As I Am”

  1. Kerry says:

    I surrendered to our Lord Jesus when we sang this hymn in church.

    There is something in your playing, a quality that I cannot define. For some reason, it is as if I am listening to music from another time, a richer, stronger, more faithful and alive time for the believer. Your playing evokes images in my mind of the believers of a distant time when it almost seemed that to be a follower of Christ was expected by the majority, and discovering that someone did not believe in God would shock and concern many to the core of their being.

    When you play, for some reason I find myself thinking of the Old West, and those documentaries you see form time to time on television, where some richly voiced narrator talks of the likes of Billy, Mary, and various other characters, who at times actors voice, reading from their letters, expressing their thoughts as if they lived again and were speaking to us across the ages. As I love those documentaries, and the sign offs such as “Captain Bill Anderson, Missouri, July 1863”, it is so stirring to listen to this music.

    I would like to use some of your recordings for the funeral on Monday for people to sing to. I cannot think of any piano or organ player I know who could do better. With that in mind, if there are no means provided on the site for making donations – I will look later after I have finished going through all the hymns that were Dallas’ favorites – please send me details for how I can send you some money, or an email address so I can send the money via PayPal. I know you are not doing this for commercial gain, but at least I can put something towards the upkeep of your site.

    In His Name, and for His Glory,

    Kerry.
    (Australia)

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