Softly and Tenderly
Hymn Sheet Music

Softly and Tenderly is a hymn that touches the heart with its gentle lyrics and melody.  If you have friends or loved ones who have died recently, and you know that they have gone to their eternal home with God the Father, this music will be comforting to you.

A piano arrangement, a duet, & guitar tabs

Hymn music Softly and Tenderly
Hymn for piano Softly and Tenderly

Please scroll down the page for the sheet music PDF links.


* Listen to an audio of the piano arrangement *


Borrowing from my other website

I wouldn't ordinarily do this, but I am happy with the arrangements I have on my site Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, so, with my own permission (!), I am going to place some of the PDF links from that site here (instead of making new arrangements for this site).

On my other site, you can find two easier piano arrangements, one for early beginners in Middle C position, and one for late elementary/early intermediate players.

A duet for singers or instruments

Duet music Softly and Tenderly

Please scroll down the page for the sheet music PDF links.

There are four verses, not three; the graphic is wrong, but I fixed that in the PDF.  Please scroll down to find the free PDF download.

Guitar tabs in the key of G

Guitar tabs for Softly & Tenderly hymn
Softly and Tenderly hymn guitar tabs

Please scroll down the page for the sheet music PDF links.

Insights about this hymn from my other website:

Discussion about Softly & Tenderly

We all are strangers, at first

Discussion of Softly & Tenderly

An ancient tradition - welcoming the stranger

Discussion of hymn

An incredibly beautiful rendition of the melody:

God welcomes us

A song for a funeral

Too sentimental?

Heaven is a refuge for saved sinners


The links for the piano music:



Download Softly and Tenderly hymn for piano in the key of F



Download the hymn for piano in G (shown above)



The link for the duet:



Download the vocal/instrumental duet



The link for the guitar tabs:



Download the hymn with guitar tablature



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