Jesus, my Lord, to Thee I cry

Jesus, my Lord, to Thee I cry;
Unless Thou save me, I must die:
Oh, bring Thy free salvation nigh,
  And take me as I am!
  And take me as I am!
  And take me as I am!
My only plea—Christ died for me!
    Oh, take me as I am!
Helpless I am, and full of guilt;
But yet for me Thy blood was spilt,
And Thou canst make me what Thou wilt,
  And take me as I am.
No preparation can I make,
My best resolves I only break,
Yet save me for Thine own Name’s sake,
  And take me as I am.
Behold me, Savior, at Thy feet,
Deal with me as Thou seest meet;
Thy work begin, Thy work complete,
  But take me as I am.
Mushota Bukankala

Lusaka, Zambia

Indeed, no preparation can I make. Just take me as I am, Lord!

Harry Chinkumbi

Kitwe, Copper Belt, Zambia

I've blown it big time! I know the only way God will deal with me is just to take me as I am, otherwise I'm done!

Lola Itiolu

South Africa

I first learnt about this song during my NYSC Christian conference in Nigeria over 10 years ago during Bro Gbile ministration it has been in my memory since then can't ever forget it.

Izuu Ken

Awka, Anambra, Nigeria

I have come to the very end of my strength in my Christian life. I have failed again and again, I have made many supposedly firm resolutions, countless times, and broken them all. I am completely tired. This song is the only thing I can find in my heart, as an expression of how I feel before God. If He doesn't help me, then I know I am done for.

New Ben

Kwale, Delt, Nigeria

I love this hymn.

Modu Sunday

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Today being the 9th/May/2017, I promise to stay awake till 1am meditating the word of God in the book of Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitude) the verse that draws my attention to this song was verse 8 which said,

''Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God''

I asked myself, is my heart pure? Then the spirit rebuke me because I know my short comings that I need to amend. With this song, I am highly blessed.

''And take me as I am''.

Once more thank God for FCS POSEC retreat 2015 at Damaturu, that is where I heard the song.

Clement O. Enweruzo

Fajara, Kmc, Gambia

This is a perfect song for the contrite and broken spirit; and God will never despise a broken and a contrite heart. Like the Psalmist in Psalm 61:2, anytime my heart is overwhelmed within me, I find great solace in this song. Whenever my spirit is broken, I find the Spirit of God surging through me in this song because I have come to know without any shadow of doubt that unless God helps any soul, death is imminent. This song lifts my soul to God in total surrender.

Joseph Adamolekun

Lagos, Nigeria

I have been searching for this song with the Yoruba version for upward of 2 years. I remembered only the refrain and not the beginning. This made the search difficult. I love to humn the refrain whenever I am at my wit's end. While searching for another song in the Christ Apostolic Church Hymn Book, I stumbled on the Yoruba version. What a great JOY that filled my heart yesterday.

The other song's refrain is:

Kini a o ro, kini a o so

Gbati Baba ba pe wa

Pe omo o ma bo wa

Wa jise owo re o.

Who can help out??????

GOB Ezekiel

Jos, Plateau

I see exactly myself in the picture this song painted and my hope is that precious and spotless Blood that was shed. That is my only hope and with this hope I got some courage that I can still push a little more further, and I can still get to the promise. With this hope I'm not giving up yet on myself, because he has absolute knowledge of how it feels whenever I fall along the way, I can hear him say get up and move on, I shed my blood for you!


Kaduna, Nigeria

Helpless I am Lord, and full of guilt, But yet for me Thy blood was spilt, And thou canst make me what thou wilt, And take me as I am.

No Preparation can I make, My best resolves I only break, Yet save me for thine own Name sake, and Take me as I am.