Just as I am

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’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, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt;
Fightings within, and fears without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!
Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind;
Yes, 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
Has broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Enugu, Nigeria

Many times I always wanted to be a good person, I have always wanted people to accept me. I have actually fought to overcome some bad habit and sins. I have always want to know what God thinks of me. I have always wept and regret my deeds. Thinking I can make it right by those ways; pleasing people, weeping, regretting and fighting it on mine own strength and wish. But No, this song has taught me each time I sing it that it is ALL about the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST. Therefore I come without one plea, just as I am knowing that He will by No means ask out. Oh, I love Jesus Christ he keep renewing my Spirit, Soul and Body.


Triton, Newfoundland & Labrador

Great Hymn, I love those older hymns when sung in a worship gathering. Thank You.

Leah Nyawira

Nairobi, Kenya

"Just as I Am" is just inspiring, that God shed His blood for me and thus accepting me ''as I am''.... May He take reign in my life forever and ever.

Thomas D Shigiri

Abuja, Amac, Nigeria

Just as I am is a song that is divinely given to the writer. Each time I sing Just as I am I always see my spirit refreshed and see more reasons to remain in God. May the Lord blessed the writer and his generation.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

"Just as I Am" is probably the most famous invitational hymn of them all. We use it often in our Crusades because it says it all. ...

Someone asked me one day why only the choir sings the invitational hymn at Crusades. I had an answer.

One day I told Billy Graham about my conversion experience, noting that "I think I was actually finding release from the conviction I was under by singing good and loud. Instead of going forward, I sang."

"That's very interesting, Bev," he said.

That night when the organist began playing the invitational hymn, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Billy say, "Now while the choir is singing, 'Just As I Am' ... ." - George Beverly Shea in "Songs that Lift the Heart"

Pastor Dike Ojigwe

Los Angeles, California, United States

Thank you very much Miss Charlotte Elliotte; l came to Him as l was, He made me as He would. Thank you Pastor Cesar Malan for inspiring Miss Charlotte Elliotte. God is able to change our situations when we give Him our willingness. Thank You Jesus.

Princess Divine

Abuja, Benue, Nigeria

just as I am is an inspiration. No other sacrifices but the Lamb of God. Father I have come.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Charlotte Elliott seemed to have everything going for her as a young woman. She was gifted as a portrait artist and also as a writer of humorous verse. Then in her early 30's she suffered a serious illness that left her weak and depressed. During her illness a noted minister, Dr. Caesar Malan of Switzerland, came to visit her. Noticing her depression, he asked if she had peace with God. She resented the question and said she did not want to talk about it.

But a few days later she went to apologize to Dr. Malan. She said that she wanted to clean up some things in her life before becoming a Christian. Malan looked at her and answered, "Come just as you are." That was enough for Charlotte Elliott, and she yielded herself to the Lord that day.

14 years later, remembering those words spoken to her by Caesar Malan in Brighton, England, she wrote this simple hymn. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton


Long Island, NY, United States

I woke up with the song in my head trying to remember the words so I google it.


Thanks Alma!! I love this hymn!!

God is Spirit; hence, our contacting and absorbing Him do not depend on our words. Some people utter many words when they pray, but their words are like sounding brass or clanging cymbals; they do not have much value before God. We may not say anything when we come to God, but our whole being, including our heart, should face God. While we look to God, we may sigh and confess that we are incompetent, weak, unable to rise, unpresentable, and thirsty and that we lack words for the gospel and are not inclined to fellowship with the saints. We should lay our inner condition before God and even tell Him that we are short in every matter. No matter what our inner condition is, we should bring it to God. There is a hymn that says, "Just as I am" (Hymns, #1048). This means that we should come to God just as we are without trying to improve or change our condition. Our attitude when we come to God should be to come just as we are.

In England in the early 19th century there was a woman who had Christian parents and who for years had longed to be saved. She went to hear this and that preacher and visited churches and chapels in her search for salvation, but all in vain. One day she wandered into a little chapel with no real expectation in her heart, for she was almost in despair. She sat down at the back. The speaker was an elderly man. Suddenly in the middle of his address he stopped and pointing his finger at her said: 'You Miss, sitting there at the back, you can be saved now. You don't need to do anything!' Light flashed into her heart, and with it peace and joy. Charlotte Elliott went home and wrote her well-known hymn: 'Just as I am, without one plea ... O Lamb of God I come.' Those words have pointed to countless sinners the way of humble access to God through the blood of Christ. Yes, we dare to say to-day, to every one of the inhabitants of Shanghai or of any other city, that they can come to Him and be saved just as they are.

I repeat these incidents just to emphasize that what the sinner cannot do the Saviour is at hand to do for him. It is for this reason that we can tell people that they need not wait for anything, but can come to Him immediately. Whatever their state, whatever their problem, let them bring it and tell it to the Friend of sinners.

I like the song we sang today. It says, "Just as I am...I come! I come!" [Hymns, #1048]. I have told you before that this hymn was written by a woman in her twenties. She said that she had the sense of sin since she was very young. She wondered how a person like herself could face God. To her this was impossible. She visited many churches and talked with many pastors. She asked them questions and tried to find out from them how she could be saved. This went on for seven or eight years. Many told her that she had to do better before she could believe in Jesus. Others told her that she should pray more and study the Bible more. Still others told her to do good and perform noble deeds, or to do this or do that before she could believe in the Lord Jesus and be saved. As time went by, she found herself worse than before. In the end, she met an old preacher. She asked the old man what she must do before she could be saved. The old man put his hand on her back and said, "Go to God just as you are." She jumped up and asked, "Do I not have to do better, make more progress, and improve more before I can believe in the Lord Jesus?" The old man said, "There is no such need. You can come just as you are." On that day, she became clear and realized that she could come to the Lord just as she was.

God knows that we are sick. This is why He sent us the Doctor. Friends, have you ever been sick? Suppose I have a fever of one hundred five degrees. If I ask the doctor to come, will he say that he will come when the temperature drops to one hundred three? The sicker I am, the faster the doctor will come. If a person's temperature is ninety-eight degrees, the doctor may say that since it is only ninety-eight degrees, there is no need to go. The more serious your illness is, the faster the doctor will come. The woman admitted that she was a sick person and that Jesus Christ is the Physician from God who came to heal her. Not long after she returned home, she wrote this hymn: "Just as I am...I come! I come!"