Just as I am

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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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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Anonymous

Omg this is awesome👍


Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Charlotte Elliott was born at Clapham in 1789. From her earliest years, through weakness and ill-health she was precluded from sharing in the many activities of life; and yet, although free rarely from pain, she was ever bright and cheerful, for Charlotte Elliot had come to realize that the quiet of her sick-room was to be her own special sphere of labor. And from this obscure place, away from the glare of publicity, there went forth songful messages, which found a place in the hearts of multitudes all over the world. The best known of all the hymns of this gifted writer, is the hymn that has appealed to so many unto salvation:

Just as I am, without one plea,

But that Thy blood was shed for me,

And that Thou bidst me come to Thee—

O Lamb of God, I come!

Written when Miss Elliot was 45 years old, this hymn has been translated into almost every European language, and is found in practically every collection of Christian hymns. So many wonderful stories have been woven around the birth of this hymn that is this refreshing to learn the true story of how “Just as I am” came into being. The story is told by the late Dr. Moule, Bishop of Durham whose wife was a close relative of Miss Elliot.

“Charlotte Elliott was living in Brighton with a married brother, a clergyman, the Reverend Henry Van Elliot. The whole family had gone off to a bazaar in which they were greatly interested; and the frail invalid had been left at home alone, lying on the sofa, with her heart a little sad being, as usual, shut out from all the good works. For her own comfort she began to ponder on the grand certainties of salvation—her Lord, his power and his promises. Then came a sudden feeling of peace and contentment, and taking her pen, she wrote the beautiful verses of ‘Just as I am. ’ Surely they were God-given—a precious and priceless gift indeed— from her Heavenly Father to His chastened and much loved child. As the day wore on, her sister-in-law, Mrs. H. V. Elliot, came in to see her and bring news of the bazaar. She read the hymn and asked for a copy. So the hymn first stole out from that quiet room into the world, where since that day it has been sowing and reaping till a multitude which only God can number have been blessed through its message. ”

It is said that after Miss Elliot’s death, a locked box, discovered from among her belongings, when opened, was found to contain over 1, 000 letters which Charlotte had received from grateful writers to whom her hymn,

“Just as I am, ” had been a blessing. Charlotte Elliot lived to the advanced age of 82, and died at Brighton on the evening of September 22, 1871.

Possibly the next best known hymn by Charlotte Elliot is, “ My God, my Father, while I stray, ” which had its origin following the death of her younger brother, with whom for a time, she made her home. They were very close to one another, and though his death cast a shadow over the closing years of her life, Miss Elliot writes with a true spirit of resignation in these lines:

My God, my Father, while I stray

Far from my home, in life’s rough way,

Oh teach me from my heart to say,

“Thy will be done. ”

If dark my path and hard my lot,

May I be still and murmur not;

I breathe the prayer divinely taught,

“Thy will be done. ”


Deborah

Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria

Though Im religious but within me I know I am far from God. My plea is to be closer to God, I want to obey all His commandments and live for Him.


Osasu

London, United Kingdom

Wow this is a wonderful song I just love it. And my dad just introduced it.


Deborah

Lagos, Kaduna, Nigeria

Every verse of this hyme touches my soul

Lamb of God have compassion on me

Look upon me with mercy

Cleanse my soul of every unrighteouseness and make me pure before ur throne . harken unto my prayers.

All these I seek oh Heavenly Father


Tina Morgan

Bakersfield, CA, United States

I heard the song for the first time when I was 10 years old at vacation Bible School I'm sorry summer camp and I went to summer camp and I was not living the way I should I got shaved when I was 10 years old and I felt like I was being disobedient and very prideful even though sometimes I think now how prideful can a 10 or 11 year old be but I heard this song at Capital One night and went forward and prayed with a lady named Karen Hopper who was an African missionary at the time and I just remember her trying to tell me that my parents were a protection for me and that I needed to be obedient and give my life back to


R.Sam

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Lovely song


Samuel Nijjar

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

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!

It was then I, a Sikh, barely 17, coming to Christ – I needn't be any better or worse, I could come to Yeshua being forgiven of all my sins and loved the same, unconditionally. This was the ultimate comforting thought and solace for a total stranger to the Holy Cross! Amen


Anonymous

When Satan tempts us to despair, when he tells us God would not have us or we must ‘fix ourselves’ before coming to Him- this verse is the answer

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!

Balm to the hurting soul. Deep comfort of truth.


Connie

CA, United States

Without one plea... Just as I am... Beautiful words.

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!"