"Welcome Home"


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Composition History

This jewel of a contemporary christian song was written and composed by Ms. Kathy Brigman Haupt in the early 1980's for her grandmother's memorial service. (She very slightly revised it in 1989 when she recorded it with David on her way to sing it at David's mother's memorial, Kathy's great aunt. The version of words and melody used on this recording are from her 1989 slight revision.)

Until now, her simple, solo folk version has only been heard by a few on the occassions she performed it for family memorials. Happily, she granted TortoiseClimbing Audio™ permission for David to create an arrangement and record this version of her song on the album, Hymns and Songs of My Mother, and also offered here as a single.

Very special thanks to Ms. Kathy Brigman Haupt for granting permission to TortoiseClimbing Audio™ to create this arrangement and recording of this wonderfully expressive song.


Lyrics

Words – Kathy Brigman Haupt, (not yet published) First performed (1986);
Music – Melody, Kathy Brigman Haupt;
Arrangers – James Westlyn (2019) acoustic guitar,
John Creger (2020) string bass, and
Refrain vocals;
Hymn tune name - N/A.

  1. I wonder what it looks like on the other side of the sky
    I wonder what it feels like to let your spirit fly
    I wonder how it will be to hear Jesus say
    Welcome home, welcome home.

  2. Welcome home. I have waited such a long, long time,
    To hold you in my arms, and let you see my glory.
    Your job on earth is through. I’m so very proud of you.
    So welcome home my servant, welcome home.


  3. Now she lives in heaven. My heart is filled with pain
    But the loss I feel is only heaven’s gain
    I’m sure if she could speak to me, from heaven she would say,
    Just live for Jesus, each and every day.

  4. And you’ll hear him say,

    Welcome home. I have waited such a long, long time,
    To hold you in my arms, and let you see my glory.
    Your job on earth is through. I’m so very proud of you.
    So welcome home my servant, welcome home.



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