[This, Farningham's most famous poem, which is an imitation of Charlotte Elliott's 'Just as I am,' appeared in Harvest Gleanings (London: James Clarke, 1903), 43.]
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 victorÕs crown,
And at Thy feet to cast it down,
O Master, Lord, I come.
Created 10 September 2008
Last modified 14 April 2017