Just as I am, thine own to be

Just as I am, thine own to be,
Friend of the young, who lovest me,
to consecrate myself to thee,
O Jesus Christ, I come.

In the glad morning of my day,
my life to give, my vows to pay,
with no reserve and no delay,
with all my heart I come.

I would live ever in the light,
I would work ever for the right;
I would serve thee with all my might;
therefore, to thee I come.

Just as I am, young, strong, and free,
to be the best that I can be
for truth, and righteousness, and thee,
Lord of my life, I come.

With many dreams of fame and gold,
success and joy to make me bold,
but dearer still my faith to hold,
for my whole life, I come.

And for thy sake to win renown,
and then to take the victor's crown,
and at thy feet to cast it down,
O Master, Lord, I come.

Words: Marianne Farningham, 1887

Music: Elmhurst

Meter: 88 86

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 2000-2003.