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!
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.

Cheri H

St George, KS, United States

This old hymn lifted me up when I was down.

Kareen Creasey

Cabot, AR, United States

I woke up dreaming of this song. I pray for the world to hear. But it seems silent lately. Open your ears and hear, peace must come worldwide.

Owen Wormald

Canterbury, NSW, Australia

May my brother Bruce hear this call today.


United States

in this violent and hard world, He is there always waiting patiently.


I love it (thank God for His mercy)


Pinconning, Michigan, United States



Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

This song is very beautiful. Thanks for making it here...