Looking through Terry Johnson’s calendar of hymns and psalms I noted that Softly And Tenderly is one of the selections for February.
Well, that’s all the excuse I need.
I can’t wait for next week at mgpc, so we sang it tonight as a warm-up.
Here’s the lyrics from the Trinity Hymnal.
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,
Ye 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?
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.
Oh! 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.
When I rehearsed this tonight someone said I sounded like Pat Boone.
So, this youtube of Boone singing the song will give you some idea of what I sound like.