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06. Welcome Home

Wonder
by Michael W. Smith



 

I can’t believe that I’m here having to say goodbye
And I can barely see you through these tears I cry
I close my eyes

I can hear the sound
As angels gather ‘round
Saying this is where you belong
Welcome home

There are the days that my heart aches wishing you were here
But I know where you are the hurt and the pain disappear
There’s no more tears

What a lovely sound
Angels all around
Saying this is where you belong
Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home


(Michael W. Smith, Kyle Lee, Michael Farren) © 2010 Word Music, LLC (ASCAP) / SmittyFly Music (ASCAP) / Pocket Full of Rocks Publishing (ASCAP) All rights on behalf of itself, SmittyFly Music and Pocket Full of Rocks Publishing administered by Word Music, LLC / TwelveOne Publishing / This Is Your Time Music LLC (both adm. by The Loving Company) (ASCAP)

Behind the Song:
“It’ll be sung at funerals, I think. It’s a sad one. I dedicated it to my wife’s grandmother. She’s about 96 years old. We all thought she would make it to 100. She’s the most amazing woman I’ve ever met in my life, but really the original inspiration came from two or three girls that I got really, really close to who were with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They all were either 13 or 14 or 15. Their dream was to meet Michael W. Smith, and I got really close to them. We stayed in touch via e-mails—some of them are still alive, some of them we lost. It was tough. I remember talking to one girl on the cell, she could hardly talk. I got off the phone, and I just lost it. I cried all the way home. And she died the next day. Just ripped my heart out. For some reason when I wrote the melody, it just felt it should be called ‘Welcome Home.’ It just makes me flash back to those kids. Great for them, not good for us. It’s always the case, and everybody deals with it. It’s a part of life—you lose a friend, you lose a loved one—but there’s a lot of hope in that song.” - Michael W. Smith

 

 

 

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