Just As I Am-I Come Broken

I have another great worship song to share with you that we’ll be singing in an upcoming week. Much of it will be very familiar because it is a familiar hymn. The hymn Just As I Am was written in 1835 by Charlotte Elliott, but probably became most familiar as the altar call song during Billy Graham crusades. It was during this song that Billy Graham himself took the physical steps to the altar and responded to Christ during a revival meeting led by Mordecai Ham. Partnered with this very familiar hymn is a new melody and lyric written by Travis Cottrell which complements the old as a prayer of commitment and recognition of God’s mercy and grace. 

We sing from the old…

Just as I am without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee
O Lamb of God, I come, I come

To that we add…

I come broken to be mended
I come wounded to be healed
I come desperate to be rescued
I come empty to be filled
I come guilty to be pardoned
By the blood of Christ the Lamb
And I’m welcomed with open arms
Praise God, just as I am
Be blessed as you sing this song on your own as you become familiar with it as well as together as we sing as a church family.

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