517. Shall I Come Just as I Am

1 Shall I come just as I am,
Come with all my guilt and sin?
If I open wide my heart,
Will He enter in?

As you are, just as you are
Come to Jesus, come today;
He will kindly welcome you,
Take your sins away.

2 Shall I come vile as I am,
And bend low at Jesus' feet?
Shall I plead His pard'ning grace,
And His love entreat? [Refrain]

3 Shall I come with all my fear,
Lest my sins have been too great?
Shall I break thro' all my doubts,
To sweet mercy's gate? [Refrain]

4 Shall I come, tho' far away
From the loving Shepherd's fold?
Will He bless me if I firm
To His promise hold? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Shall I come just as I am
Title: Shall I Come Just as I Am
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman, 1839-1929
Refrain First Line: As you are, just as you are
Meter: with Ref.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Topic: Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales; Commission: Inviting Souls to Accept Christ
Notes: I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Mt. 9:13.
Tune Information
Composer: J. Henry Showalter, 1864-1947
Meter: with Ref.
Key: F Major
Notes: M.M. 69

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