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

Wecome home, son
His loving arms held open and his heart so full of love
Welcome home, son
I've been prayin' and been hopin' and I never did give up
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 heard him say as the embraced
"I've waited so long for this day
My son, my very own
Welcome home."

But a dreary rain was fallin'
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

Wecome home, son
His loving arms held open and his heart so full of love
Welcome home, son
As Jesus stood there glowing
Their hands reached out and touched
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 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
Who've lost a darling one
I think how Jesus died for all their sins
And I think 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 saying 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 embrace
"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'll shout and sing along
When there are 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
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Welcome Home Lyrics