Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling—
  Calling for you and for me;
Patiently Jesus is 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!
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?
Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing—
  Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, death-beds are coming—
  Coming for you and for me!
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!
Elizabeth Burke


Called with an elderly gentleman this evening (96) who suddenly broke into song... and this hymn is what he sung! Beautiful...

Audra Wiant

Bonne Terre, MO, United States

My dear friend is waiting for the passing of her mother as I write this. I wanted to listen—just to remember His love and that He is patiently waiting for us all.

Stanley Amah

Lagos, Nigeria

Got up this morning by the Grace of our Lord God, and the next thing that came to my mind like a burden was to sing this hymn.

I didn't know the lyrics, so I googled it. Honestly, my soul is touched remembering that we all are edging towards our graves and so many of us are unprepared.

Lord JESUS CHRIST, by your Grace... may I have the unfailing opportunity to settle my scores with and men at the hour of my death or rapture. (whichever comes first). Amen!

Adelegan Joseph

Owo, Ondo, Nigeria

As l was preparing message on salvation, the Lord dropped the song in my heart. I known the tune and l Google it out. I was blessed when l sang the song and l noted it in my message book. The words of God is ever new.

Purity Lubanga

Nairobi, Kenya

I really love the song becouse it's has changed my life thanks to God.

Ann Wanjira

Nairobi, Kenya

I loved this song. I kept on singing it in my heart.

Lori McIntosh

Garner, NC, United States

I woke up this morning singing: Jesus is calling for you.

I have a devotional "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young about Enjoying Peace in His Presence. Jesus is coming Soon to call us all home.

Bob Fillingane

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

"Why should we linger and heed not His mercies?" Come to Christ... while you still have time!

S. Crudup

Chicago, IL, United States

I pray that my brother and my sister and all souls that are being tourmented and ravished by addiction and suffering are hearing Christ’s call for their life every time this song is sung around the world. I pray that the Blood of Jesus and the whole armor of God covers their lives and a hedge of protection surrounds them; and God blesses them, protects them and keeps them in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


Bronx, N.Y., United States

This song has been a source of inspiration to me. It drew me back to the LORD, in the times when I strayed through ignorance from HIS presence. Thank you for sharing this song through the HOLY SPIRIT.