I’VE GONE HOME
(words and music by Susan Tuttle)
I am a child of hope and peace,
Part of the Master Plan.
I was sent to earth to learn to love,
And to share my heart and hand.
Now I’ve gone home, I’ve gone home,
Let the trumpet sound, call the victory,
For God was waiting there for me.
Made in His image, body and sould
I lived and learned and grew.
Though I failed at times to follow His path,
Somehow I always knew
That I’d go home, I’d go home
Where my Father stands, radiantly,
Waiting patiently for me.
God tested me throughout my life,
Some lessons hard to bear,
Still I walked the road in trust and faith,
For I knew my God was there,
Saying, you’ll come home, someday you’ll come home
There’ll be joy and praise and angel song,
For you’ll be back where you belong.
God graced my soul with love and joy,
And He danced on the night I was born.
Then He sent His angels to watch over me;
There is nothing here to mourn.
For I’ve gone home, I’ve gone home,
Let the glory ring from place to place
For I am safe in His embrace.
Though it’s hard, I know, for you who stay
Upon this world of strife,
Take comfort in the love we shared,
And celebrate my life.
You know that I’ve gone home, I’ve gone home,
And when the day has come that your journey’s through
I will be waiting there for you.
Yes, I’ve gone home, I’ve gone home,
And with my God I stand, hand in hand,
Waiting patiently for you.