Softly and Tenderly
Composed by Will L. Thompson. Arranged by Joel Raney. General Worship, Hymn-setting. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5894).
Item Number: HP.C5894
Scripture: Luke:15:11, Luke:15:12, Luke:15:13, Luke:15:14, Luke:15:15, Luke:15:16, Luke:15:17, Luke:15:18, Luke:15:19, Luke:15:20, Luke:15:21, Luke:15:22, Luke:15:23, Luke:15:24, Luke:15:25, Luke:15:26, Luke:15:27, Luke:15:28, Luke:15:29, Luke:15:30, Luke.
This time-honored hymn portrays the gentle, invitation of Christ's call to "Come home." Like the story of the prodigal's return (Luke 15:11-32), Christ stands at the door waiting and watching for the weary. Joel Raney's elegant presentation lends passion and depth while staying true to the original 19th-century hymn by Will Thompson.