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Just as I am, without one plea

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (03/13/15)
Composer: Brown, Arthur Henry
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Hymn
This is my 23rd entry in the Lenten Hymn-of- the-Day project.

The text today is by Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871), and the music, tune name, "Saffron Walden" is by Arthur Henry Brown (1830-1926).

Almost completely self taught, Brown began playing the organ at the age 10. He was organist of the Brentwood Parish Church, Essex (1842-53); St. Edward’s, Romford (1853-58); Brentwood Parish Church (1858-88); St. Peter’s Church, South Weald (from 1889); and Sir Anthony Browne’s School (to 1926). A member of the London Gregorian Association, he helped assemble the Service Book for the annual festival in St. Paul’s Cathedral. He supported the Oxford Movement, and pioneered the restoration of plainchant and Gregorian music in Anglican worship. Brown edited various publications, including the Altar Hymnal. His other works include settings of the Canticles and the Holy Communion Service, a Children’s Festival Service, anthems, songs, part songs, and over 800 hymn tunes and carols.

In America, this hymn is usually sung to the tune "Woodworth". This music and text was used for many years as a "theme song" for the Billy Graham Crusade.


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.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings within, and fears without,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need, in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve:
Because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am (thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down),
Now to be thine, yea thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
The breath, length, depth and height to prove,
Here for a season then above,
O Lamb of God, I come.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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