Just as I am, without one plea But that Thy blood was shed for me

"Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out" John 6:37.




Just as I am, without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, 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.

3 Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
0 Lamb of God, 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.

5 Just as I am ! Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, 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.

The authoress of this hymn, Miss Charlotte Elliott, of Brighton, England, was born in 1789, and was an invalid nearly all her life till her death in 1871. This is one of several hymns she wrote for a little book she made in 1836, intended to help and comfort other sick people. She never dreamed that it would come to be loved by everybody.