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!
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

Abubakar Ojima

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I was reading judges 19:3a when God flash this song through my heart. The same way the levite man went to speak friendly to his unfaithful concubine that is exactly what Christ to doing to us. Despite our unfaithfulness, He kept on pleading with us to return to Him. What a good study experience this morning with this hymn. Glory be to God.

Joshua B.

Ankeny, IA, United States

I’ve been singing this to my daughter when I rock her to sleep. One of my all time favorite hymns.

Yumiko Kukral

San Antonio, TX, United States

this is one of my favorite Gospel song. I am singing and praying for the girl who can not open her heart and let Jesus in Dear Lord please find her

David R. Skelton

Waco, Texas, United States

I haven't heard or thought of this song in years, but it came to me after reading today's devotional in Hope for Each Day, by Billy Graham. It's a great blessing to know there is hope for when we are weary from having strayed from the ways and will of God and at the end of our days here on earth! BLESSINGS!

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!!!!!!