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608. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling

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.

Refrain:
"Come home, come home!
You 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 Oh, 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 Jesus Is Calling
Author: Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home!
Meter: 11 7 11 7 and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Confession, Forgiveness; Invitation; Lent (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: THOMPSON
Composer: Will L. Thompson
Meter: 11 7 11 7 and refrain
Key: G Major



Media
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