332. Just as I Was--Without One Plea

by Charlotte Elliott, 1841
Just as I was—without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bad'st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I came!
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Just as I was—poor, wretched, blind:
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I came!
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” (Revelation 3:17)
“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” (Psalm 34:6)
Just as I am—Thy love, I own,
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 fullness and the depth to prove,
Here for a season, then above—
O Lamb of God, I come!
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