Number: 348
Title: Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
Composer: Will L. Thompson, 1880
Author: Will L. Thompson, 1880
Scripture: Matthew 21:32
Theme: Affliction and Tribulation;Call to the Christian Life;Forgiveness;Prevenient Grace: Invitation

1	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!

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? [Refrain]

3	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. [Refrain]

4	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. [Refrain]