Just as I Am Trumpet Hymn Duet

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Just as I Am Trumpet Hymn Duet Sheet Music

Charlotte Elliott, William B. Bradbury
Eddie Lewis Trumpet and Arranger

This arrangement of Just as I Am is our fourteenth Trumpet Hymn Duet.

Just as I Am Trumpet Hymn Duet gives trumpet players an opportunity to present a recognizable hymn that is 100% appropriate for traditional church services. The original harmonies and mood are maintained while giving the arrangement just a little bit of artistic freedom.

Trumpet duets are nice. Hymns are beautiful. Trumpet Hymn Duets are “nice AND beautiful”. You can use these hymns to praise God as part of a church service or just spend time with a friend playing “nice AND beautiful” duets.

Thank You for Previous Purchases

We want to thank everyone who has been purchasing these Trumpet Hymn Duets. When you buy these duets, you are telling me that you like them enough for me to write more! I am always writing something! Buy purchasing these Trumpet Hymn Duets, you are helping me decide where to invest that time.

Collectively, the Trumpet Hymn Duets are our best selling items. If you purchase Just as I Am Trumpet Hymn Duet, you are sending the message loud and clear that you want more of these.

By the way, we do take requests. This arrangement was an answer to a request made when we published Be Thou My Vision a few weeks ago.

Just as I Am Background

Just as I Am Trumpet Hymn Duet sample score

I think this hymn, Just as I Am, is probably most widely known as Billy Graham’s alter call hymn for his crusades. It has since then been used as an alter call by many churches.

There’s a very interesting story posted on wikipedia about the origins of the hymn that I will share here, with a link to that source.

The night before the bazaar she was kept wakeful by distressing thoughts of her apparent uselessness; and these thoughts passed by a transition easy to imagine into a spiritual conflict, till she questioned the reality of her whole spiritual life, and wondered whether it were anything better after all than an illusion of the emotions, an illusion ready to be sorrowfully dispelled. The next day, the busy day of the bazaar, she lay upon her sofa in that most pleasant boudoir set apart for her in Westfield Lodge, ever a dear resort to her friends.” The troubles of the night came back upon her with such force that she felt they must be met and conquered in the grace of God. She gathered up in her soul the great certainties, not of her emotions, but of her salvation: her Lord, His power, His promise. And taking pen and paper from the table she deliberately set down in writing, for her own comfort, “the formulae of her faith.” Hers was a heart which always tended to express its depths in verse. So in verse she restated to herself the Gospel of pardon, peace, and heaven. “Probably without difficulty or long pause” she wrote the hymn, getting comfort by thus definitely “recollecting” the eternity of the Rock beneath her feet. There, then, always, not only for some past moment, but ” even now ” she was accepted in the Beloved “Just as I am”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_As_I_Am_(hymn)
Just as I Am Trumpet Duet

Sheet Music Skill Level and Performance Notes

In our seven level skill system, this arrangement of Just as I Am Trumpet Hymn Duet falls in the third level, the Trumpet Player level. But keep in mind that the piece is supposed to be in a pensive, meditative mood. So even though the notes and rhythms fall in that third level, to have a great performance of the piece requires a bit more than just playing the right notes and rhythms.

I remember writing something very similar about a previous Trumpet Hymn Duet arrangement. To keep the correct feel of the piece requires longer phrases and a LOT of breath control.

In the video, when I get to the end of the piece, I have to exercise a lot of effort to prevent myself from ruining the mood by gasping for breath. By the time I release the last note, my heart is pounding and I’m desperate for a full breath. I only share this with you so you understand what kind of effort it takes to make this piece sound like something more than just notes.

Just as I Am Lyrics

Here are the full lyrics for Just as I Am:

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

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.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Just_as_I_Am/

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