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!
Valentine Chukwuemeka

Lagos, Nigeria

This is a clarion call for all believers indeed to go all out tell the sinners that JESUS is calling them to come with all their sins and receive the salvation of God


Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

We need to ask for forgiveness from God because we have fallen short of His glory. May we receive mercies in Jesus Mighty name Amen. Shallom.

Earnestine Thomas-Natache

Port St. Lucie, FL, United States

This song is very emotional for me. It tells how much God loves me and is tarrying for me to come to Him now just as I am. I surrendered my life to God many years ago, and just want to be at peace with Him. He’s truly a good, good father.

Natasha Williams

Brooklyn, New York, United States

I was just blessed with this song

Dritz Occeus

Boynton Beach, Florida, Haiti

Very nice song l really worship with it. I feel bless.

Oghenekohworho Oghenetega

Gboko, Benue, Nigeria

As I was going through this hymn this morning, I discovered that there is a home in Jesus.

I also remember my brother who went from home, also came back from his exile of wrong friends... When he left home all I could pray was God let him come home..

Make the world uncomfortable for him and bring him back home.. thank God today he is back home.

And as I went through the song I noticed there are so many out there today who needs to come home.

Please help me beg God to bring them home...


Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling—

Calling for you and for me;

Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching—

Watching for you and for me!

I singing this hymn I was reminded of the Parable of the Father Receiving His Son in Luke 15: 11-32 Lord May many respond to Your calling. Thank You for Your love for us.


Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with this hymn flooding my mind and I heard myself singing it. It was ministering directly to me of our Father in heaven's merciful plan of salvation for all of His children. I immediately searched for this old sacred favorite hymn. I have been truly blessed by the Spirit this morning. I testify that our Father and His Son Jesus Christ love us so much and want us all to come home to them! Let's not tarry


United States

So much richness can be found in the old hymns! I haven't heard this one for years until this morning. I was watching a YouTube instrumental nature video and this is the hymn it was playing. The words instantly flooded my heart and I had to search for it! We are in such an awful mess all over the world because we have shut our Creator and Saviour out, yet He still calls. We must continue to tell of His Love to those who don't know!

Owuor J.M

Nairobi, Kenya

Why should we delay when Jesus is pleading for you and for me?

Why should we linger and heed not His mercies for you and for me?

A lovely inspiring song! I feel so mellowed and blessed tonight as I get to sleep knowing that Jesus has mercies for me. He pleads our case! Amen