544. 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!”

*or, “Beloved, 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
Refrain First Line: Come home, come home!
Meter: 11.7.11.7 with refrain
Publication Date: 2020
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Compassion; Jesus Christ: Love of; Mercy (1 more...)
Source: Sparkling Gems Nos. 1 & 2 Combined, 1880
Tune Information
Name: THOMPSON
Composer: Will L. Thompson
Meter: 11.7.11.7 with refrain
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Sparkling Gems Nos. 1 & 2 Combined, 1880



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