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!

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!


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.


Jakarta, Indonesia

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


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

Jerold Arthaud

Chula, MO, United States

I was reading in Proverbs 9:1-6 and this hymn came to mind; God has specifically prepared a Spiritual feast for us in His Word: He longs to meet with us there and nourish us in His Presence. There is a similar invitation in Matthew 11:28-30.

Wendy Kipple

Crimora, Virginia, United States

I was taught this song as a child in Church and it's still one of my favorite Christian songs today. I am so thankful I grew up and was submerged in the Christian faith by two parents who were also raised in Christian homes themselves. Thanks be to God.

Anthony John

Sydney`, NSW, Australia

Beautiful hymn! I sang it as a kid and I sang it out loud now!

Samuel Jacob Victoria

Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Thank You Lord for Your mercy that gave freedom. This hymn encourages me always. He has forgiven me all my sins. Thank You Jesus.