Just As I Am Without One Plea is the song. How will we respond?

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Just As I Am without one plea is the song. How will we respond?

There is a part of us that doesn’t want to admit that God is enough, that we can come to Him “just as I am” – as we are. Broken, sinful, lost, confused, filled with feelings, overwhelmed, stressed, stretched, and seemingly without hope. All that aside, the truth of the matter is that God really does accept us the way we are. Are there things that He needs to change? I would say a resounding “yes”, but God is able to create those changes in us.
Do you remember the prodigal son? When he came to his senses, he came to his father just as he was – dirty, stinky, shamed, broken – and his father ran to greet him and honored him as his son. Dear reader, God will do the same for you and for me as soon as we make the step to come. “Just as I am without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me.” That is the way we need to respond to His open arms. Here are the lyrics to this inspired song.

Just As I Am without one plea

           Sheet music for the hymn, “Just As I Am”. Lyrics below

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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!


  1. I love this hymn because it does give us insight into the posture we should adopt when coming before the Lord and a sense of how we will be received. How well be knows us! How generous he is with His Mercy! Thank You, Lord God.

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