Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Come just as you are

Full Text

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?

Refrain:
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]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #517

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shall I come just as I am
Title: Come just as you are
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: As you are, just as you are

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Association Songs No.1 #d143
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d443
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #214Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #565
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d466
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d249
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #517Text
The Song Service, No.1 #d73



Advertisements