Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hymn lyric search

Isn't there a hymn that includes the words "tossed and torn by many a doubt"? I can't find it in Google by any combination I've tried. Did I mangle something essential... or make it up entirely?

7 comments:

DJP said...

Oh, duh. All I had to do is post this, and I almost immediately remembered. I'm almost certainly thinking of "Just As I Am":

Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

ThirstyDavid said...

Repeat that seventeen times, and I'll do whatever you say.

DJP said...

Well, and that's the problem, isn't it? It really is a fine hymn, but cattle-callers have beaten it into the ground.

But you know they did sing it (as I recall) the day I trusted Christ. I don't think I'd ever heard the lyrics before, and I surely remember how they spoke to me, given the work the Spirit of God had been doing on my soul for some time leading up to that point.

ReformedMommy said...

As if abuse by the brethren wasn't enough, it was also both the title and soundtrack to that ER episode awhile back where the lesbian ER chief is "rejected" by her Christian birth mother (as in "I can't support your lifestyle but I still want to love you" to which Weaver replies something like "That's not love!" and stomps out of her mom's choir practice where they are rehearsing it....

Weemus said...

That's right. Except we learned it "Fightings within, and fears without". AITT (Ain't it the truth?)

Timotheos said...

If you don't already know this site, try cyberhymnal.org -- you can actually listen to many an old time hymn

John said...

We wanted to let you know that the Cyber Hymnal (linked from this blog) has a new URL: http://www.hymntime.com/tch. Please spread the word!

God bless...

Dick Adams