I will dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
Charlotte Elliott’s Just As I Am is reputed to have touched more lives than any hymn in history.
It was Billy Graham’s signature hymn at his 417 crusades, attended in-person by eighty-four million people.
In churches, large and small, we have been moved by the words of Charlotte’s hymn.
I don’t know how it will play out when we go to meet our Savior—but if he allowed it, I would like to sing:
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’ve] come! [I’ve] come!
Perhaps I’ll say, “Lord, I’ve been looking forward to this moment for years—sometimes excitedly, sometimes apprehensively—and now I’m here: I’ve come! I’ve come!”
The end will be just the beginning.