In spite of being raised in a Christian home, Charlotte Elliot, the author of the prayer below, was unsure of her relationship with Christ as a young adult. So she penned her words of assurance about Jesus loving her "just as she was.”
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!
Throughout This Day: Thank God often that you can come to him just as you are, knowing that he is everything you need and more!
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