We sang this hymn in church today. This is for me the perfect prayer:

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, 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 and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, 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, 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 a 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.

The hymn was written in 1835 by Charlotte Eliot and became the “altar call” hymn for Billy Graham throughout his ministry. I have always thought it would be a wonderful song for the FINAL altar call. This is the hymn I will be singing on the way to Heaven.

Singing it with an organ with a congregation is wonderful, but Johnny Cash’s haunting version is my favorite. It is available from iTunes and it is on my iPod.

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