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]
|First Line:||Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling|
|Title:||Softly and Tenderly|
|Author:||Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909|
|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|
|Refrain First Line:||Come home, come home|
|Composer:||Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909|
|SOFTLY AND TENDERLY||Tell the Story (Ten Gospel Hymn Arrangements for Piano)||Just As I Am||SOFTLY AND TENDERLY (Hymnal for Worship & Celebration 326)|
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