Welcome Home (Trinity) (Pentecost)

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A hymn based on the parable of the Prodigal Son.  In this sample, measures 1-11 are sung by a soloist in the role of the prodigal, the remaining measures are symbolic of the father’s welcome home.

Image:  A portrayal of the father welcoming home his younger son. Credit: ©Sweet Publishing Co.

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Biblical source: Luke 15:11-32

Tune name: ANKENY UCC


Meter: (LM)

Hymn content:  5 verses of 8 lines each  [including the optional verse honoring returning military personnel]

Hymn arrangement:  SATB, organ or piano

Sample text:    Verse 1

Verse 1  (The son wishes to return home)
Good news, good news, I’ve found God’s grace.
I need to see my family.
I’ve missed their love, their warm embrace.
A stranger now, am I still loved?

 (the father encourages the son to return)
Come home, come home, we’re here for you,
With open arms and love that’s true.
A welcome home we have for you,
A love that’s old and always new.

Image:  The Parable of the Man with Two Sons (i.e, the Prodigal Son). img_6770
Image:  The picture is of the “rose window” at the Ankeny UCC, Ankeny, IA, for whom the hymn tune is named.


Key words:  Lenten Season, Trinity Season, Bible, Christian education, discipleship, forgiveness, gifts of God, healing, hope, invitation, military/troops, Parable of the Prodigal Son, sin, seekers, grace, family, military service
Credits: The illustration is © Sweet Publishing and has been made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. More of their illustrations are available at their website: http://sweetpublishing.com.
Collection(s):  Bible/Church History
©Copyright 2013 by Charles R. Kniker and Lynn J. Zeigler. Not to be copied or distributed without written permission.

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