#246: Softly and Tenderly

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,

Calling for your and for me;

See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,

Watching for your and for me.

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Come home (come home), come home (come home),

Ye who are weary, come home;

Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling –

Calling, “O sinner, come home!”

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Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,

Pleading for your and for me?

Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,

Mercies for you and for me?

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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.

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O for the wonderful love He has promised,

Promised for your and for me;

Tho we have sinned He has mercy and pardon,

Pardon for you and for me.

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#245: I Am Praying for You

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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I have a Savior – He’s pleading in glory,

A dear, loving Savior, tho earthfriends  be few;

And now He is watching in tenderness o’er me –

But O that my Savior were your Saior too.

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For you I am praying,

For you I am praying,

For you I am praying,

I’m praying for you.

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I have a Father – to me He has given

A hope for eternity, blessed and true;

And soon He wil call me to meet Him in heaven –

But O that He’d let me bring you with me too!

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I have a robe – ‘tis resplendent in whiteness –

Awaiting in glory my wondering view;

O when I receive it all shining in brightness,

Dear friend, could I see you receiving one too!

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When Christ has found you, tell others the story,

That my loving Savior is your Savior too;

Then pray that your Savior will bring them to glory,

And prayer will be answered – ‘twas answered for you!

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#244: Let Jesus Come into Your Heart

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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If you are tired of the load of your sin,

Let Jesus come into your heart;

If you desire a new life to begin

Let Jesus come into your heart.

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Just now your doubtings give o’er,

Just now reject Him no more;

Just now throw open the door –

Let Jesus come into your heart.

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If ‘tis for purity now that you sigh,

Let Jesus come into your heart;

Fountains for cleansing are flowing nearby,

Let Jesus come into your heart.

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If there’s a tempest your voice cannot still,

Let Jesus come into your heart;

If there’s a void this world never can fill,

Let Jesus come into your heart.

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If you would join the glad songs of the blest,

Let Jesus come into your heart;

If you would enter the mansions of rest,

Let Jesus come into your heart.

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#243: Room at the Cross for You

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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The cross upon which Jesus died

Is a shelter in which we can hide;

And its grace so free is sufficient for me,

And deep is its fountain – as wide as the sea.

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There’s room at the cross for you,

There’s room at the cross for you;

Tho millions have come, There’s still room for one –

Yes, there’s room at the cross for you.

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Tho millions have found Him a friend

And have turned from the sins they have sinned,

The Savior still waits to open the gates

And welcome a sinner before it’s too late.

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The hand of my Savior is strong,

And the love of my Savior is long;

Through sunshine or rain, through loss or in gain,

The blood flows from Calv’ry to cleanse ev’ry stain.

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#242: Jesus, I Come

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Out of my bondage, sorrow and night, Jesus I come, Jesus, I come;

Into Thy freedom, gladness and light, Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of my sickness into Thy health, Out of my want and into Thy wealth,

Out of my sin and into Thyself, Jesus, I come to Thee.

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Out of my shameful failure and loss, Jesus, I come, Jesus I come;

Into the glorious gain of Thy cross, Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm, Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,

Out of distress to jubilant psalm, Jesus, I come to Thee.

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Out of unrest and arrogant pride, Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;

Into Thy blessed will to abide, Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of myself to dwell in Thy love, Out of despair into raptures above,

Upward for aye on wings like a dove, Jesus, I come to Thee.

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Out of the fear and dread of the tomb, Jesus, I come, Jesus I come;

Into the joy and light of Thy home, Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of the depths of ruin untold, Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,

Ever Thy glorious face to behold, Jesus, I come to Thee.

#241: Have You Any Room for Jesus?

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Have you any room for Jesus,

He who bore you load of sin?

As He knocks and asks admission,

Sinner, will you let Him in?

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Room of Jesus, King of glory!

Hasten now, His word obey;

Swing the heart’s door widely open,

Bid Him enter while you may.

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Room for pleasure, room for business –

But, for Christ the Crucified,

Not a place that He can enter,

In the heart for which He died?

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Have you any room for Jesus,

As in grace He calls again

O today is time accepted,

Tomorrow you may call in vain.

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Room and time now give to Jesus,

Soon will pass God’s day of grace.

Soon thy heart left cold and silent,

And thy Savior’s pleading cease.

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