1000 Songs/Just As I Am (William Bradbury)

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Just As I Am (William Bradbury)

1000 Songs

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Tune: William Bradbury October 6, 1816 – January 7, 1868

Text: Charlotte ElliottMarch 18, 1789 – September 22, 1871

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The text was written in English

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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!

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!

Just as I am - though toss'd about With many a conflict, many a doubt, Fightings and fears within, without, -O Lamb of God, I come!

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!

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

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!

Just as I am - of that free love The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove, Here for a season, then above, -O Lamb of God, I come

Music[edit | edit source]

Tune[edit | edit source]

The original tune used for "Just As I Am" was called "Woodworth" and was written by William Bradbury.

Wood­worth, Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, Men­dels­sohn Col­lect­ion, or Third Book of Psalm­o­dy (New York: 1849)

You can find the score at www.cyberhymnal.org

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Click here for the score

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Author biography[edit | edit source]


Charlotte Elliott

Author's circumstances[edit | edit source]

Somewhere in Charlotte Elliott's thirties she became invalid as well as bedridden. In 1835, while in a state of darkness and depression, Elliott decided to face her fears and insecurities that she had about her spirituality. Through her trials and tribulation Elliott wrote the words to the hymn "Just As I am."