Story behind “Just As I Am”

Aug 11, 2011

By Irene Ting-Ting Lai

“Just as I Am, Without One Plea”
Charlotte Elliott
UM Hymnal, No. 357

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.

Charlotte Elliott, a Victorian hymn writer, was born in the south London district of Clapham in 1789 and died in Brighton, England, in 1871. Her grandfather was a famous evangelical preacher. Her family, who belonged to the evangelical wing of the Anglican Church, taught her Christian piety.

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