SOFTLY AND TENEDERLY, JESUS IS CALLING

William Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909)

Revised by Barrie M. Kirby





Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,

Calling to you and to me.

See on the portals he’s waiting and watching,

Watching for you and for me.

 

Stay home, stay home.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.

Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

Calling, “O people, stay home.”

 

If you must go out, then please wear a face mask.

Stand at least six feet apart.

Wash you hands often and sing “Happy Birthday.”

Don’t be foolhardy. Be smart!

 

Stay home, stay home.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.

Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

Calling, “O people, stay home.”

 

Don’t gargle Clorox and don’t ingest Lysol.

Don’t try to self-medicate.

God gave you brains and so now you must use them.

Listen before it’s too late.

 

Stay home, stay home.

Fight COVID-19 at home.

Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,

Calling, “O people, stay home.”




Barrie M. Kirby is a writer living in North Carolina.


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