Softly and Tenderly (Jesus Is Calling)

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DSoftly and D/F#mtenderly GJesus is Dcalling,

DCalling for D/Bm7you and for Asus Ame;

DSee, on the D/F#mportals He's Gwaiting and Dwatching,

BmWatching for Ayou and for Dme.


Come Ahome, come D/Bm A/C#m Dhome,

EYou who are E2/Dweary, come A G/Bm A/C#m home;

DEarnestly, D/F#mtenderly, GJesus is Dcalling,

D/BmCalling, O Asinner, come Dhome!


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.


Will L. Thompson, 1880. Common key Ab.
Public domain. CCLI song# 28380