Sunday, August 21, 2011

Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly
words by Will Thompson

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me;
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me.

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, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me.

O 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.

Come home, come home,
You who are weary, come home;
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!

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He’s calling you! ~Mark 10:49


Cheryl said...

Beautiful, gentle words...

Frances said...

I've always loved this beautiful hymn, Kati. There is such a feeling of peace about the words ... and a sweet and loving invitation to come to Him. Thank you for sharing and reminding me of the message.