Author: Elisha A. Hoffman, 1839-1929 Hymnal: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #517 (1972) Meter: 126.96.36.199 with refrain Hymnal Title: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 Refrain First Line: As you are, just as you are Lyrics: 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] Topics: Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales; Commission Inviting Souls to Accept Christ Scripture: Matthew 9:13 Languages: English Tune Title: COME, JUST AS YOU ARE
Shall I Come Just as I Am