Come Home (Just As I Am/Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling/Jesus Is Tenderly Calling). Composed by Anna Laura Page. Arranged by Jean Anne Shafferman. For 2-part mixed choir and piano. Sacred Anthem, All Saints' Day, Eastertide, General, Lent. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3914L).
The quiet strains of "Just As I Am" open this lovely gospel hymn medley and signal the believer's response to Christ's call: "O Lamb of God, I come!" Verses of "Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling" and "Jesus Is Tenderly Calling" unfold as if originally conceived by the same writer. Rich harmonies in the keyboard beautifully underscore the accessible two-part mixed vocal texture.