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ddw 25 Oct 00 - 12:02 AM
flattop 25 Oct 00 - 12:12 AM
ddw 25 Oct 00 - 12:40 AM
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GUEST,Mary in Kentucky 25 Oct 00 - 09:39 AM
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Charlie Baum 10 Oct 01 - 11:01 PM
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Subject: Softly and Tenderly
From: ddw
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 12:02 AM

My music partner wants to do this song and asked if I could get the lyrics. Can't find them in the DT or in the Southern Harmony site. Can anybody help?

Thanks,

david


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
From: flattop
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 12:12 AM

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.

Refrain

Come home, come home,
Come home, come home,
You 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?

Refrain

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.

Refrain

O 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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Softly and Tenderly
From: ddw
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 12:40 AM

Flattop — thanx a bunch.

david


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Softly and Tenderly
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 08:31 AM

I think that repeated line of [come home, come home] is either an error or should be an echo under the held notes...

Also have heard rhythm variations, with one way having a lot of dotted notes and the other, not.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Softly and Tenderly
From: GUEST,Mary in Kentucky
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 09:39 AM

You can hear it at The Cyber Hymnal here. This version has the dotted note rhythm Praise referred to.


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Subject: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: Genie
Date: 10 Oct 01 - 10:53 PM

A friend and fellow folkie wants to know the name of the folk song (a hymn, I think) that was featured in "The Trip To Bountiful." I tried wading through some old threads but it was tedious and not readily productive.

Can someone tell me what the song was, and, if it is not really common (like Old Rugged Cross or Amazing Grace), please post the lyrics?

Thanks

Genie


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 10 Oct 01 - 11:01 PM

Your hymn may be found by clicking here.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 Oct 01 - 11:12 PM

Hi, Genie:

The song is SOFTLY AND TENDERLY. It's fairly common in hymnals. The words are:

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY

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

CHORUS: Come home (come home) 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 for you and for me
Shadows are gathering, death-beds are coming
Coming for you and for me

O for the wonderful love He has promised
Promised for you and for me
Thos we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon
Pardon for you and for me

These words are from The New National Baptist Hymnal Published by National Baptist Publishing Board, Nashville, Tennessee. It is pretty much the standard hymnal used in black Baptist churches. It's well worth picking up, because it has a great wealth of older hymns and gospel songs not commonly found in white hymnals. I'm sure that if you stopped in at just about any black Baptist Church, they'd be happy to order one for you, or give you more information. I'm a member of a black Baptist Church in Connecticut, and that how I ordered mine. Folks are always happy to spread the word. Stay for a service some time, and you're likely to hear some really great music...

I've heard another verse to this, but don't have it. I recorded this song a few years ago, and graciously left out the "death-beds are coming" verse.

Death-beds are coming... oooohhhweeeeooo!!!


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 12:20 AM

It might be interesting to know that the version used in the film was that of Cynthia Clawson. Unfortunately, her recording of the song does not seem to be currently available, though you might find it in a Christian bookstore. I think it is on her Immortal album.


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: GUEST,Steven Sellors
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 02:05 AM

Not only can I sing you that song but my wife and I can recite that entire movie by heart. Not a useful skill but it sure is annoying.

Someone on another thread mentioned seeing the boom mic in SONGCATCHER. Mr. Mic makes several appearances in this flick.

Loves that movie!


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 02:10 AM

I have chords if they are wanted, and I have a Clawson version around here somewhere too, but maybe not the same as the version used. PM me if these are wanted, since I may miss the reply here.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: Genie
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 08:40 PM

Thanks to you all. I am very familiar with this hymn, having sung it all the time as a child. I have never seen "Bountiful," though, and I did not know what hymn was featured in it.
I really appreciate the lyrics and other info being posted.
Genie


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 09:06 PM

The full song is sung beautifully behind the final credits of the film. Truly is worth sitting through those just to hear it completely and not just fragmented.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: kendall
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 08:35 AM

This is a very good film. I have never heard the song done better by anyone else.


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 09:34 PM

Starz Cinema Network has a number of showing for The Trip To Bountiful coming up, starting tomorrow. Max seems to have deleted his handy dandy html checker since the last time I used it, so I am submitting this listing without checking. It looks to be pretty close to right. Times given are US Eastern.

The Trip To Bountiful Director: PETER MASTERSON. 1985 Genre: Drama A woman's fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as "home."

Rating: PG 1h 47min Cast: GERALDINE PAGE, JOHN HEARD, REBECCA DE MORNAY, CARLIN GLYNN, RICHARD BRADFORD, KEVIN COONEY


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 02:03 PM

I was browsing for song lyrics and saw your message. There were two songs in the movie--one that Geraldine Paige often sung, "Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine" and the theme song sung at the beginning and at the end of the movie, "Softly and Tenderly."


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 03:27 PM

Both are in the Cyberhymnal: cyberhymnal


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 04:15 PM

One copy of Immortal is available at Amazon USED for the rather shocking sum of $59.99. I expect I'll keep my copy though.

I heard a sound clip of her doing the song on a newer album, but it just wasn't the same.


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Trip To Bountiful' song
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 12:18 AM

On the movie,

The Trip to Bountiful - The Archetypal Harmony of Mnemosyne and Lethe by Susan Travis, MA


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