Robin Thompson


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Softly And Tenderly (Jesus is calling)

Artist: Robin Thompson 5
Genre: box dulcimer
Duration: 00:02:17

This wonderful old hymn composed by Will L. Thompson in 1880 is in the Public Domain. I played it on a Prussia Valley Music Box dulcimer built by Gary Sager; the tuning is ddd.

Robin Thompson
03/12/17 03:21:46PM @robin-thompson:

If more people played music there'd be less time for causing harm in the world, John.  :)


john warren
03/11/17 10:08:18PM @john-warren:

think a lot of the troubles in this  world would go away if we played more of this good old music.



or i'm just a geezer..


Robin Thompson
07/19/16 10:48:33AM @robin-thompson:

John, Mr Will Thompson's hymn is, truly, beautiful. 

john warren
07/08/16 09:48:48PM @john-warren:

an inspiration

Robin Thompson
03/11/16 09:29:15AM @robin-thompson:

Thank you for the nice comment, @Paul-Killian ! 

Paul Killian
03/08/16 09:14:30PM @paul-killian:

Pretty and inspiring. Thanks for playing this.

Robin Thompson
02/27/16 08:55:35PM @robin-thompson:

So glad you enjoyed this, Beth.  Happy strumming! 

Beth Goodman
02/27/16 06:30:08PM @beth-goodman:

I love to hear the old hymns on the dulcimer!  Thank you so much for sharing.  It was lovely!

Robin Thompson
01/13/16 07:02:39AM @robin-thompson:

Thank you, John.  This hymn truly is timeless. 

John W. McKinstry
01/12/16 03:39:09PM @john-w-mckinstry:

Thanks for playing this simple yet beautiful hymn so "softly and tenderly".

Robin Thompson
11/12/15 05:00:19PM @robin-thompson:

Helen, I loved getting to watch your videos back when life allowed!  (My internet usage while here with my parents has been "metered" these many months and I'm been told videos use lots of my alloted usage.) You & your music are an inspiration! 

Helen Seiler
11/12/15 03:37:05PM @helen-seiler:

Hey ther Robin... my Tablet wont play sound files at the moment but i have marked this as a song to catch up on cos i love your playing.

Robin Thompson
11/12/15 07:47:28AM @robin-thompson:

Greg, thank you.  Happy strumming! 

Greg Patterson
11/11/15 07:32:33PM @greg-patterson:

Very nice!

Robin Thompson
11/10/15 07:08:09AM @robin-thompson:

Thank you, Strumelia!  We must have posted at the same time. :)

If anyone has seen the lovely movie Trip to Bountiful you likely remember the use of this lovely hymn. 

Robin Thompson
11/09/15 09:58:33PM @robin-thompson:

Thank you, Patty!  I love listening to Dan's play of hymns and know he'd play this one just as wonderfully as he plays them all! 

11/09/15 09:57:35PM @strumelia:

This is sooooo beautifully played, Robin.  As sweet and profound as can be.

Patty from Virginia
11/09/15 09:43:30PM @patty-from-virginia:

I suggested to Dan that he play this hymn. I'm glad you did. You did an excellent job on this. It's beautiful. Thanks for posting. 

Robin Thompson
11/09/15 07:50:21PM @robin-thompson:

Thank you, folks!  

Mr. Thompson composed a beautiful, timeless melody.  And the  ddd tuning on my PVMB seemed a good match for this hymn. 

Lexie R Oakley
11/09/15 11:43:45AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Robin, that was lovely, I love that old hymn.