Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling

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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!
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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?
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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!
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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!
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Polycarp

Nairobi, Kenya

Expressing the Love of God to sinners makes that hymn my favourite


Nginga Murumba

Murang'a, Central

For sure Jesus is calling for the souls that have gone astray from His ways. Let us cling on His cross for the Calvary blood is still wet and it will wash away all our sinful nature and will give rise to the immortal spirit! Blessed!


Ana Lara

United States

Will L. Thompson was born at East Liverpool Ohio, on November 7, 1847. His father, Josiah Thompson, was a member of the Ohio State Legislature for two terms. Will attended the Boston Music School from 1870-73. He continued to study music in Germany. His desire was to be a music writer. After a very successful career in secular music, Thompson began to write gospel hymns. He also started a publishing and music store business in East Liverpool and in Chicago, Illinois. Even though he earned a lot of money, his business associates described him as having a kind, quiet and unassuming nature of a “Christian gentleman. ” Thompson was also known for driving around by horse and buggy from one small town to another throughout Ohio singing his songs to people everywhere.

Will Thompson was a personal friend of D. L. Moody. This particular hymn was a one of Moody’s favorites. It is said that on his deathbed while being visited by Mr. Thompson, Moody feebly whispered, “Will, I would rather have written ‘Softly and Tenderly’ than anything I have been able to do in my whole life. ” This hymn was widely used as an invitation hymn in the great evangelistic meetings conducted by Moody and Sankey throughout Great Britain and in the United States.


Morgan Meyer

Wayland IA, IA, United States

I love this song so much. thank God for his wonderful mercy. I am going to sing this song with my dad. i'm 12, and thank God that I can understand his appreciate his mercy!


John

Madison, GA, United States

Reminds me of my father, the world's most gracious man. He'd select this as a closing hymn after many of his sermons. And he meant it, pleaded for sinners to seek refuge in the cross, and Christ alone. Great hymn!


Anonymous

United Kingdom

Awesome song.. touching


Maurice Nyong

Calabar South, Cross River State, Nigeria

The many times I have willfully sinned still He keeps Calling on me to return to Him. And I find comfort in this song.


Mathilda

Jakarta, Indonesia

Tough many times I let Him down, his love never fails. How wonderful our God is.


Daisy

Sitting at the hospital with my friend who's husband is crtical. At 33 God seems to be ready for him and this song brings comfort.


Okoro Loveth

Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Glory to God at a time like this, the song ministers to me as I sing throgh