348. Softly and Tenderly

1 Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he's waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.

Come home, come home,
ye who are weary, come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!

2 Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,
mercies for you and for me? [Refrain]

3 O for the wonderful love he has promised,
promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Title: Softly and Tenderly
Author: Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: John 3:16; 1 John 1:9; Luke 15:11-32; Ephesians 2:1; Matthew 11:28; Romans 8:31-39; John 13:1
Topic: Invitation
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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