Just As I Am, Without One Plea
Hymn music for piano & guitar

Just As I Am hymn, with a simplified beginner arrangement showing chord symbols and some fingering.

Just As I Am Without One Plea hymn for beginner piano

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And below is the same Middle C arrangement.  It is like the version above, but without the chord symbols and fingering, and with the original dotted rhythms.

Just As I Am Without One Plea very easy piano arrangement

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"Just As I Am, Without One Plea" is not just an "oldie goldie" hymn, it is actually quite a pretty tune, with words that clearly reflect biblical truths.  Add some broken chords in the left hand, and you have an irresistable song!

If you have students who attend church or Sunday School, this song might be a good pick for them.

Just As I Am, Without One Plea piano music for intermediate students.

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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.

Chord inversions... much harder

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.  Prepare them with this simple sheet of Basic Chords and Scales.

Listen to this arrangement

Here's how this easy piano arrangement sounds... this is just an audio made on  my iPhone!

Good fingering really helps

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.

Want a "bigger" arrangement?

If you are interested in a much fuller-sounding PIANO version for this song, please check out the arrangements 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.

Here is the hymn for guitar, in the keys of C and also D.  Finger-picking this song would be beautiful on the guitar:

Just As I Am Without One Plea for guitar in the key of C, with guitar tablature

The links for the piano music:



Middle C arrangement with chord symbols & simplified melody



Just As I Am Without One Plea middle C arrangement for beginners



Just As I Am church hymn for intermediate piano



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


Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church?  Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!

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About the Author

Dana Thynes

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.