SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
1. Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me.
See on the portals, he’s watching and waiting
Watching for you and for me.
Come home, come home! Ye who are weary come home
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, oh sinner come home!
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Oh! For the wonderful love he has promised,
Promised for you and for me,
Tho’ we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
Pardon for me and for you.