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Just as she is

for Helen MacIntosh, at a party in 2005 to mark the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of her conversion at a Billy Graham rally, to the tune of "Just As I Am"

Just as she is, that’s Helen Mac
When she runs an event she’ll never slack
If she phones, be sure to call her back—
Oh Helen Mac I’ll come, I’ll come!

Just as she is, half a century gone
Now Wembley’s knocked down, but she goes on
O Billy Graham, look what you’ve done—
Oh Helen Mac I’ll come, I’ll come!

Just as she is, to conquer she stoops
In the Armor of God she’ll lead the troops
From Campus Crusade to Beginners Groups
for Helen Mac, they’ll come, they’ll come!

Just as she is, the Bible is all
In matters theological
She makes John Stott look liberal
Oh Helen Mac, I’ll come, I’ll come!

Just as she is, she’s never ceased
Though from one thing the church has been released
She was born too early for women priests—
Oh Helen Mac I’ll come, I’ll come!

Just as she is, her life’s insured,
Her policies have all matured
At the final trumpet of the Lord
Oh Helen Mac, she’ll come, she’ll come!


Performed at St Paul's, Robert Adam Street, October 29th, 2005.  Performed again at the memorial service celebrating Helen's life, at All Souls' 

Langham Place in July, 2014.