Tract Just As I Am** – pack of 50

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Publisher: Gospel Folio Press
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More than a century ago, in the year 1836, a young girl, Miss Charlotte Elliott was preparing for a grand ball, in her town. Full of anticipation she started out one day to her dressmaker to have a fine dress made for the occasion. On her way she met her pastor, an earnest faithful man, and in conversation between them he learned of her interest and intention. He reasoned and recommended, and finally pleaded with her to stay away from the party. Greatly annoyed, she answered, “I wish you would mind your own business!” and went on her way.
In due time the ball was held; and this young girl was the attraction of the crowd. She was flattered and caressed; but after dancing all night, laying her weary head on her pillow, she was far from happy. In all the pleasure there had been a thorn, and now conscience made her wretched. Her pastor had always been a loving, cherished friend, and her rudeness to him convicted her thoughts. More than all, the truth of his words came to her heart and would give her no rest. After three days of misery, during which life became almost unbearable, she went to the minister with her trouble saying: “For three days I have been the convicted girl in the world, and now, oh, that I were a Christian! I want to be a Christian! What must I do?”
We need not be told that the pastor freely forgave her for her rudeness to him, nor that he joyfully directed her to the true Source of peace. “Just give yourself, my child, and come to the Lamb of God just as you are.” This was a new Gospel to her; she had never comprehended it before.
“What! Just as I am?” she asked. “Do you know that I am, one of the worst sinners in the world? How can God accept me just as I am?”
“That is exactly what you must believe,” was the answer. “You must come to him just as you are.” The young girl felt overwhelmed as the simple truth took possession of her mind. She went to her room, knelt down, and offered God her heart, guilty and vile as it was, to be cleansed and made fit for his indwelling. As she knelt, peace and forgiveness filled her soul. Inspired by the new and real experience, she then and there wrote they hymn beginning:

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!

Little Charlotte Elliott think of the fame or of the immortality of the words she had written. It was simply putting her heart on paper; and therefore the hymn, born of her experience, appeals to other hearts needing the cleansing power of the blood of the Lamb.
This hymn has given consolation to millions of anxious people, like the author, many think they are too vile to come to God, but must wait until they have become better.
In the hymn Miss Elliott expresses the true way of coming:

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, I come.
Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, 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, 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, I come.
Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

“Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him,
seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Heb. 7:25)

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