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Welcome Home
by Dolly Parton



With great anticipation, he waited at the door.
His only son was due from overseas.
For months now, he'd been waiting, since he'd gone off to war.
And his eyes were filled with tears of great relief.

Welcome home son.
His loving arms held open, and his heart so full of love.
Welcome home son.
I've been praying and been hoping, and I never did give up.
I knew that you'd return to me, the place that you were meant to be.
Rest now, for you've been gone too long.
I heard him say as they embraced, "I've waited so long for this day."
My son, my very own, welcome home.

But a dreary rain was falling, while another soldier fell.
And a mother wakes up crying in the night.
She thought she'd heard him calling.
In that moment, she could tell.
Her only son had passed into the light.

Welcome home son.
His loving arms held open, and his heart so full of love.
Welcome home son.
I knew that you'd return to me, the place where you were meant to be.
Rest now, for you've been gone too long.
As Jesus stood there glowing, their hands reached out and touched.
As they embraced, I heard him say, "I've waited so long for this day."
My son, my very own, welcome home.

I think of all the families that have lost a darling one.
And I think how Jesus died for all our sins.
And I think of how much God loved us, to send his only son to live and die and then to live again.

Welcome home son.
I hear God say when they nailed Christ to the cross that day.
Welcome home son.
And when he sent his angels to roll that stone away.
I knew that you'd return to me, the place where you were meant to be.
Rest now, for you've been gone too long.
I hear God say as they embraced, "I've waited so long for this day. Well done, my faithful son."
Welcome home.

Welcome home.
I hope to hear God saying, when it's my time to go.
Welcome home.
While the angel band is playing, and God comes to claim my soul.
The angels will be singing.
And joy bells will be ringing.
Rejoicing, I shout and sing along.
When they'll be no more wars to fight, and we're all children of the light.
When the father and the son say "Welcome home.".
Welcome home.
Welcome home.
Welcome home.
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Lyrics submitted by Christyn Allen.
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