Just As I Am
Do you have songs that have spoken things unspeakable to you? They have resonated in deep emotional places that you have no name for. Most of my favorite songs that I have kept with me my entire life are not the songs that were popular to my generation. They are hymns. I love just sitting and reading hymns during my quiet time. The rich theology always ministers to me. I have fallen in love with Amazing Grace and the entire hymn of Jesus Loves Me. The one I love most is Just As I Am.
I love Just As I Am for a myriad of reasons. I had a rough childhood. By the time I entered elementary school, I had survived some very devastating things. When I first heard this song, it gave me such a clear picture of God's grace. It didn't matter where I had been or what had happened to me. I got to God by no other means than the blood of Jesus. God wanted me to come to Him. The tender Lamb of God bid me come. I still cling to that grace. It's not who or what I am. It is Who and What Christ is. I am thankful for that. On Sunday, my husband played this song for me on the old piano at church.
1. 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, 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 and fears within, without, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. 4. Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; sight, riches, healing of the mind, yea, 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 hath broken every barrier down; now, to be thine, yea thine alone, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
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