Just As I Am, Without One Plea
Hymn music for piano & guitar
"Just As I Am, Without One Plea" is not just an "oldie goldie", it is actually quite a pretty song, with words that clearly reflect biblical truths.
If you have students who attend church or Sunday School, this song might be a good pick for them!
Despite the simplicity of the melody, I think this piece should be called "intermediate" level.
Why? Because of the constantly-changing chords in the left hand.
These aren't plain chords; they are chord inversions of all kinds. Very good practice for your young students, but I DON'T think they will catch on to this arrangement quickly unless they really love this song and push hard on it.
Here's how this easy piano arrangement sounds... this is just an audio made on my iPhone!
There's also quite a bit going on with the right hand fingering.
To make this melody smooth, there is a lot of finger replacement that must happen.
If you are interested in a much fuller-sounding arrangement, please check out the version I offer on my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com. That arrangement is in the key of C, the key of Db (my favorite), and the key of D, which is easiest for guitar players.
And below is truly a beginner arrangement, set at Middle C. The hands will not have to move.
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
Here is the hymn for guitar, in the keys of C and also D. Finger-picking this song would be beautiful on the guitar:
The links for the piano music:
Just As I Am church hymn for intermediate piano
Just As I Am Without One Plea middle C arrangement for beginners
The links for the guitar tabs:
Download Just As I Am for guitar in C
Download Just As I Am with guitar tabs in D
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About the Author
Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.