Just As I am

Andy Spears
4 min readOct 14, 2019

Just as I am, though tossed about

with many a conflict, many a doubt, …

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;

sight, riches, healing of the mind,

yea, all I need in thee to find

These are some of the verses of popular Christian hymn “Just As I Am.”

Across Tennessee, in Christian congregations large and small, rural and urban, it’s likely this song is being sung on Sunday morning.



Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .