Just as I am

This is based on a fantastic hymn which has some amazing lyrics. Whilst staying at friends over the Easter holidays in 2005, I worked through the original lyrics of the hymn whilst evolving a tune that I had been mulling over. I tried to update or clarify some of the lyrics to make them more understandable. The music has a rhythmic and Celtic feel.

below are the lyrics to 'Just as I am'

Just as I am, without one plea, But that your blood was shed for me,
And that you bid me come to thee, O Lord I come

Just as I am, though tossed about, With many conflicts, many doubts,
Fightings within and fears without, O Lord I come

O Lamb of God I come
O Lamb of God I come
I come to you

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
All these I need in you to find, O Lord I come

Just as I am, you will receive, Welcome and pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because your promise I believe, O Lord I come

Just as I am, your love unknown, Has broken every barrier down;
Now, to be yours, Lord, yours alone, O Lord I come

Words: Charlotte Elliot adapt Andrew & Wendy Rayner
Music: Andrew Rayner
2004 Wendy House Music

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