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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Just As I Am
 
Charlotte Elliott (1789–1871)
 
 
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!
 
Just as I am, and waiting not        5
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,        10
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,        15
        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!        20
 
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,        25
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
        O Lamb of God, I come!
 

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