Take Me as I Am

Jesus, my Lord, to thee I cry

Author: Eliza H. Hamilton
Tune: [Jesus, my Lord, to Thee I cry] (Stockton)
Published in 334 hymnals

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1 Jesus, my Lord, to thee I cry,
Unless thou help me I must die;
O bring thy free salvation nigh
And take me as I am.

O take me as I am,
O take me as I am,
My only plea Christ died for me;
O take me as I am.

2 Helpless I am and full of guilt,
But yet for me thy blood was spilt,
And thou canst make me what thou wilt
And take me as I am.

3 No preparation can I make,
My best resolves I only break,
Yet save me for thy mercy’s sake
And take me as I am.

4 Behold me, Saviour, at thy feet,
Deal with me as thou seest meet,
Thy work begin, thy work complete,
But take me as I am.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #291

Author: Eliza H. Hamilton

Eliza H Schuyler Hamilton USA 1757-1854. Born in Albany, NY, in 1780 she married Alexander Hamilton (Treasury Secretary of the U.S.). They had eight children: Philip, Angelica, Alexander Jr, James, John, William, Eliza, and little Philip (born the year after his oldest brother died in a duel). In 1791 Alexander had an affair that really strained their marriage. In 1801 she lost her sister after a long illness, and her eldest son, Philip, was killed in a reckless duel, followed by her husband having the same fate two years later. After his death in the famous duel with Vice President, Aaron Burr, at age 47, she had to carry on alone raising her family. Her home indebtedness was aided when friends of her husband bought her Harlem house… Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #6818
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Small Church Music #5676
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Ambassador Hymnal #429


Small Church Music #5676


The Cyber Hymnal #6818


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #291

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #316

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