Just as I am

1
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!
2
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!
3
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!
4
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!
5
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!
6
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!
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Jeffrey

Los Angeles, California, United States

Fightings within, and fears without,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come!


Sergio Wierzbicki

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

This song is such a blessing ..... grew up as a Christian in Argentina singing it in a much loved church in Llavallol ........."Tal como soy" is called in spanish ........ may God bless every and each songwriter for His praise and Glory!!!!


Jon Tibbetts

Harvest, AL, United States

Just as I am, and waiting not

To rid my soul of one dark blot;

To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot. Amen!


Queen Esther

Agbara, Login State, Nigeria

Any man that comes to the Lord without the image of his/her personality, is a hypocrite. Remember Proverbs 28v13&14, also John 3 v 18-21. This song tells us that no matter who you are, what you've done or not, God accepts, forgives & cleanses us totally by the blood that Jesus shed on the cross.


Elijah Chiu

Burlingame, CA, United States

Lord I come to You just as I am!!


Arthur Markart

Atlanta, GA, United States

This son was sung the day you chose to be baptized. At Raleigh Millington Church of Christ. I have taken on being partially Catholic. I do the sign of the cross at the beginning of every prayer at Legacy Church of Christ. This son is sung far too often at my home church. One thing I've noticed is that no one goes forward to confess their sins. Not out of shame; we just don't have sinners. Love to you and blessing from Angels.


Abiola Pearl Favour Lasisi

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

This hymn always reminds of the power of the Cross, in my helpless state God has always been there for me... He found just as I am... it gives me an encounter with the person of our Lord Jesus Christ whenever I listen to it.


Rebekah

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Just as I am, poor wretched and blind. Thank You we can come to You just as we are.


Zion

Durham, NC, United States

Enjoyed by Durham saints this morning. Amen, Lord! We just need to come to You just as we are. Lamb of God, we come!


Ren-Jay Wang

Champaign

We can come just as we are to the Lord. Praise Him!

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.

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!"

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