Author: Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909 Hymnal: Trinity Hymnal #694 (1961) Topics: Calling First Line: Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling Refrain First Line: Come home, come home Lyrics: 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 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 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]
Scripture: John 10:3 Languages: English Tune Title: [Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling]
Softly and Tenderly