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!
Rochelle Monte

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom

My aunt passed away suddenly, I searched her Internet history and she had been listening to this on repeat for weeks. I believe she was calling for God to take her home. He listened. Now I am worried its stuck in my head and he thinks I want to come! I'm not ready just yet , just getting it out there .


Nyeri, Western, Kenya

earnestly Jesus is calling us home, remember those days at Koyonzo High school, The most solace gospel music are found in the hymn book


Kisumu, Kenya

This song reminds me of my days in high school. Today it has hit me as though I never heard it before. We need Jesus. We really need Jesus.


Qld, Australia

We need Him more now than we ever have before. May we keep the faith of His wonderful promises.

Jonathan Grecu

Ashford, Alabama, United States

I woke up to this hymn this morning. I could hear the chorus as my feet hit the floor. What a ministering feeling knowing that there is a call from our Father in Heaven to come home. What great love he bestowed upon us in that He sent his Son, Emanuel, God with us, to pay our ransom. Glory!!!!!!

Ssekaggo Mike

Kasangati-Kampala, Uganda

Praise God for this timeless hymn that summarises the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is ever refreshing and reassuring!


Orlu, Imo, Nigeria

A wretched sinner like me. Jesus pardons me and welcomes me home. What a loving father. My soul is blessed

Cynthia Jones

Dublin, Ireland

God woke me up this morning with this glorious song. It is very soothing and refreshing for the mind, body and spirit. I entered into worship with this song and it was truly a blessing.

I give God the glory

Adoyo Emmanuel

Nairobi, Rift Valley, Kenya

Favourite Christian song ever. I feel very blessed


Silsbee, TX, United States

The church bells were just playing this.