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!
Cleopatra Bartlett

Brooklyn, New York, United States

God did not call the righteous but sinners unto repentance. No matter what you’ve done in life no matter where you are, COME He will receive you just as you are it’s an open invitation, COME.


I heard this song when the evangelist billy graham would have crusades world wide! I really enjoyed him thru out my young days. I am in my 60’s and I still love to hear his old sermons.


Masaka, Uganda

*Just as I am* no pretence, no hypocrisy, He receives me JUST AS I AM, cleanses, purifies me with His blood and all I need in Him I find, what a privilege!!!

A J Morales

Bound Brook, New Jersey, United States

I was blessed and move by these lyrics, which were added to the end of a devotional on the Jesus quote “ come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest ..

They explained further the meaning of His invitation ....

I recommend this preacher , Alistair Begg, ,, he is a wonderful gifted , expositor of the Gospel ! I listen to his sermons almost everyday... they are all free on line ... ( truth for life) Alistair Begg , ,, ,you’ll be blessed

Ina Basson

Moorreesburg, Western Cape, South Africa

Thank you, so nice to sing along.

We can't attend church anymore, but miss the music, specially the sing along


Good song for humbling oneself as one who has already received Christ.

Lucia Loftus

Seal Beach, CA, United States

The older I get, the more complicated I am in my relationship with the Lord. I am full of what I should be doing, acting and behaving as a believer. I believe all the expectations I place on myself becomes a barrier between me and my Lord. This song says it all…Oh Lamb of God I come I come. Unconsciously we think we need to become something or do something or be something in order to come forward to God, however, He is the lamb of God who has accomplished everything for us by His work on the cross. He is not asking us to be or do anything except come forward to him; not just one time in our life for salvation but daily, moment by moment for our continual supply. As we come forward to Him, he breaks every barrier in our being down. He is able to save to the uttermost those who come forward to God. (Heb 7:25). This morning the Lord is calling me to stop being so complicated and be simple again. His calling is just to come and open to His life flow and allow His life within me to be what it needs to be.

Austin Ombuor

Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya

Sweet melody to the soul

Uche Chinyere Grace

Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

I really Thank the Almighty God for the inspiration of this hymn, Dear Lord keep doing it and give us the Grace to come to Thee whole heartedly and by Your Mercies, take away every burdens from us and give us Peace in Jesus Mighty name Amen and Amen.

Johnnie August

Christchurch, Otautahi, New Zealand

I heard this at the Franklin Graham God Loves You tour 12 November 2022 what a spiritually moving moment it was as people moved to the front of the auditorium to give their lives to Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour,

We should simply come to the Lord without any way. Hymns, #1048 says, "Just as I am ... / O Lamb of God, I come! I come!" Every morning come to the Lord: "Lord, I come just as I am. I do not know how to pray. I come as I am, in my situation, not knowing. You know. It does not matter how I feel; it is up to Your leading." Every day come to the Lord in this way.

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!"