347. 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,
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]

Text Information
First Line: Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Title: Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
Author: Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: 11 7 11 7 with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 11:28
Topic: Invitation; Jesus Christ: His Love and Mercy
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home
Tune Information
Name: THOMPSON
Composer: Will L. Thompson, 1847-1909
Meter: 11 7 11 7 with refrain
Key: G Major



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