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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Poems (1836).
I. “Just as I am”
By Charlotte Elliott (1789–1871)
 
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!
 
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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