#246: Softly and Tenderly

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,

Calling for your and for me;

See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,

Watching for your and for me.

CHORUS

Come home (come home), 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 your and for me?

Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,

Mercies for you and for me?

CHORUS

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.

CHORUS

4

O for the wonderful love He has promised,

Promised for your and for me;

Tho we have sinned He has mercy and pardon,

Pardon for you and for me.

CHORUS

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