Lifespring! HymnStories

Hosted BySteve Webb

The stories behind the great Christian hymns, after which you will hear a version of the hymn performed by some of the most talented musicians and singers.

HS19: Lifespring! HymnStories “Softly And Tenderly”

Wil L. Thompson – From failure to fame to a life dedicated to service.

Softly and Tenderly

Music and Lyrics: Wil L. Thompson
Song perfomed by: Jilleen

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!

2 comments on “HS19: Lifespring! HymnStories “Softly And Tenderly”

  1. Lewis Moore says:

    Thanks Steve for such wonderfull podcast about the great hymn writers. I have downloaded these programs and with your permission would like to use these for my music appreciation class at Dawson Street Christian Academy in LaGrange Georgia. I have recently posted one of my original songs on the Podsafe network ” Back To You” it would be a blessing to have you use this song on one of your programs. Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless your ministry.

  2. steve.lifespring says:

    Thanks Lewis, for the very kind words. It is a great honor to have you ask to use the shows in your classroom.

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