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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William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

This morning I really enjoyed that as Christians, we must all establish a daily time with our Lord. We need a consistent morning revival EVERY MORNING!! And the secret to waking up early lies in Phil 2:13, "For it is God who operates in you both the willing and the working for His good pleasure." To experience grace, or to even rise up early, we must humble ourselves before The Lord, not trusting in our own strength but trust in Christ!


Beauty

Drammen, Norway

This song always make me to remember the CROSS where JESUS was nailed is blood was shed for me and cleans me from all sins. The song inspires my soul.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Charlotte Elliot was born in Clapham, England. As a young person, she lived a carefree life enjoying popularity as a portrait artist and writer of humorous verse. At the age of 30, her health began to fail. In 1822 at the age of 33, she received the Lord through the help of a Swiss evangelist doctor. After inquiring of the doctor how she might find Christ, he replied: "Dear Charlotte cut the cable. You must come to Christ just as you are." Even though she lived to 82, she never regained her health. "Just as I am," her best known hymn, was written 14 years after her conversion. It was written at a time when she felt useless due to her ill health. In her despondency, the words of the doctor came back to her. ...

It is said that after her death more than 1000 letters were found among her papers, expressing gratitude for this hymn and the effect it had on people's lives. She wrote approximately 150 hymns and is considered one of the finest English women hymn writers. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin


Stephanie Libre

I like it. Amen!!


Jerry McGuire

Texarkana, TX, United States

[Enjoy these new words sung to the new tune]...

(1)Invisible/ untraceable/ O Father of/ eternity./ Source of our life/ our love and light./ Author of all/ reality./ From both ends of/ the bridge of time/ and in Your Word/ unveiled we see/ Your hidden will/ and heart's desire/ to duplicate/ Your mystery...

(Chorus) O-Abba-Father! /Your children cry./ Dispense and build/ and glorify! /Tripartite man/created in/the image of/ the Triune God...

(2) Incarnated/ embodiment/ incorp'rated/ economy./ Eternal One/ now virgin born./ God mingled with/ humanity. The process of/ Your only Son/ to propagate/ divinity,/ regenerates Your many sons/ to multiply/ Your mystery

O-Abba-Father!/ Your children cry./ Dispense and build/ and glorify! We were born in/ resurrection. The increase of/ Your firstborn Son...

(3)Pneumatic and/ intensified/ to consummate/ the Trinity./ The Spirit and/ the bride are one;/ mysterious/ new masterpiece. /In love You planned/ to blend with man/ to grow Your life/ organic'ly/ with gold and pearl/ and precious stones/ to manifest/ Your mystery...

O-Abba-Father!/ Your children cry./ Dispense and build/ and glorify/ eternally we have become/ Your ultimate Jerusalem! (Praise the duplicating, multiplying, manifesting Father!)


Jonathan

Plano, TX, United States

Praise the Lord, I can come to God just as I am. He is the Physician that come to me when I am sick, the Shepard that finds me when I am lost. Lord, I come, I come!


Natasha Scott

Issaquah, Washington, Russia

This song is very peaceful and charming. I learned to play this song on a guitar very well and my parents are so proud!! I love You Lord!!!!!


pcvh

I am what I am...but pretty good there's lamb of God so I come, I come, and now by grace I'm here still alive and being preserved in the holy life of the church life!


Emily

UK

This song is so beautiful, and so true. God's rally been showing me how I have to come just as I am recently. No matter how well I know the scriptures, how well I serve Him, how often I go to church or worship - in the end all I can do is come just as I am, the biggest conflict of all is within. I pray that this song touches the lives of many others - as it has the power to do (through Christ). I was talking to my mum the other day and I told her I'd found this new song which I loved, and it turned out it was one of her favourites, and she loved it too! Amazing! I pray it might continue to be true for me and that through Christ's power and in the Holy Spirit, I might overcome the stuff I'm going through at the moment, and learn to come to Jesus trusting in His promises alone.


Cicy Zhao

Just as I am, Jesus accepts me. This hymn makes me cry, even for such a sinner like me, Jesus seeks me through and pays His love and faith. I used to be so sinful and fallen, but He still waited and prayed for me for such a long time! He even chose me in the eternal past.

Everytime when I am down or lost in the world, I will always sing the hymn. Because I know that even the whole world has rejected and disappointed me, I can still find peace, love and hope in Jesus Christ; even my life is totally messed up, I still have trust in Jesus, for I have been kept in His promise.

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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