Gospel group, Brothers of Heart sings ‘Just As I am’ in perfect harmony and blesses everyone with their spirit-filled rendition of the song.
This widely popular hymn, sung mostly during an altar call was originally written as a poem by Charlotte Elliott in 1835 and is sung to the ‘Woodworth’ tune by William Bradbury.
Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidd’st me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am – and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
-O Lamb of God, I come!
The author wrote this hymn about how to find salvation through Christ. She penned these words of assurance about Jesus loving her just as she was when she reflected on her conflicts and doubts and was unsure of her relationship with Christ.
It has been used by many as the call to the altar at the close of services, as it brings a quite simple message of sin, forgiveness, and salvation to all that turn from sin and trust in Jesus.
Christian writer Lorella Rouster wrote, “The hymn is an amazing legacy for an invalid woman who suffered from depression and felt useless to God’s service.”