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Come Just as You Are

Representative 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 - 9 of 9)

Association Songs No.1 #d143

Page Scan

Calvary Songs #235

Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d443

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #565

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d466

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d249

Text

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #517

The Song Service, No.1 #d73

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