946. 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.

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 Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me. [Refrain]

4 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
Author: W. L. T. (1880)
Meter: 11.7.11.7.4.7.11.7
Scripture: Mark 10:49
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Softly_and_Tenderly); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (193)
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home
Tune Information
Name: [Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling]
Composer: Will L. Thompson (1880)
Meter: 11.7.11.7.4.7.11.7
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Softly_and_Tenderly); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (193)



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