Sunday, January 6, 2008

Just As I Am

This morning in church we closed with the very familiar hymn, "Just As I Am". We sang the first, third, and fifth verses. (What is it about Americans that we have to rush through our music? Do we not even have a long enough attention span to sing all the verses?) Anyway, right there in the middle of verse 3, I very nearly cried. I can identify with fightings and fears, within and without. Read this hymn, meditate on it, pray through it.

Just as I Am, Without One Plea

Text: Charlotte Elliott, 1789-1871
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868
Tune: WOODWORTH

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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