Saturday, July 21, 2007

Softly and Tenderly

This is one of my favorite hymns. I love this acoustical version that I found on You Tube. Some of you may remember this song from the award winning movie, The Trip To Bountiful.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Softly and Tenderly

Words and Music by Will L. 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.

Come home, come home,
You 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?

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

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.

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

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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1 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

thanks! you should hear my husband play! He does arrangements of hymns on the guitar, too.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 2:41:00 PM CDT  

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