Just As I Am

The author of this hymn, Charlotte Elliot(1789-1871) suffered from a disabling disease in her 30’s.  Her spiritual advisor counseled her to turn her inner rage at her condition into trust and peace with God.  This led her to begin writing hymns.  The simple, yet powerful message of Just As I Am has appealed to many evangelists over the years and is often used for altar calls (Lutherans don’t do this – but it is a favorite communion hymn).  Enjoy it and bathe in God’s redemption and acceptance.


This entry was posted in Music, September 2018: Repentence and tagged , , by jculler1972. Bookmark the permalink.

About jculler1972

My husband is the retired pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was published in 2016 by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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