1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Marianne HearnMarianne Hearn wrote this hymn, which appeared in The Voice of Praise for Sunday School and Home, with Tunes old notation and Tonic Sol-fa (London: Sunday School Union, 1887). Marianne was born December 17, 1834, in Farningham, Kent, England, the daughter of Joseph Hearn and Rebecca Bowers. She was a Baptist, and lived in Farningham, Northampton, and Gravesend. She often wrote under the pseudonym Marianne Farningham. Hearn was a staff member of the Christian World newspaper and much of her work appeared there. She also edited the Sunday School Times. Marianne Hearn died March 16, 1909, Barmouth, Wales, and is buried at the Billing Road Cemetery, Northampton, England.