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MercyMe Homesick Lyrics

Last updated: 10/31/2013 04:55:53 PM

You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow

I've never been more homesick than now

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In tears everytime.. | Reviewer: Timothy | 10/30/13

We lost our son on the day he was supposed to be born.My wife went through hell that day,she did not even get to see him.But i held him in my hands, kissed him goodbye... Everytime in the song when he says "I close my eyes and I see you face"... Breaks my heart, its been 4 years but I still his face as I did that day.
I know that he will the second person I will see when I get home, I want to see my Lord first and I hope everyone who read this to know that no matter what, our Lord knows the BEST. Just hold onto HIM and everything will be alright. It is very true, In Jesus there are no goodbyes, we will see them soon one day.
God Bless You all...God Bless Mercy Me for such a wonderful song.

In Christ,
Timothy Divaker

favorit person died | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/25/12

when i lost my grandpa, my favorit person in the world, i was dead to the world my grandpa saved me from my abusive dad and rapest uncle he was my hero and then he died and to this day i still cry when i think about him or my dad or my uncle and my grandpa died 2years ago and even writing this brakes my heart.
im 15 now.

I miss my twin boys | Reviewer: Trish | 4/13/09

After I lost my identical twin boys, who were born too early at 20 weeks, I was looking for songs to play at their funeral. My friend call to tell me about the new Mercy Me CD that had this perfect song. When I heard this song, I just couldn't believe that Mercy Me had put into words exactly what I was feeling. This June will be 5 years since their birth and death and everytime I hear this song on the radio it makes me smile and cry at the same time. Thank you God for giving these perfect lyrics to Mercy Me and then ultimately to the world.

Wow | Reviewer: Jacob | 3/25/09

My mom died on Valentines Day this year. I really wish I would have remembered this song at the time, I would have sang it at her funeral. She loved it when I sang in choir and at my grandpa's funeral.

Just How I feel... | Reviewer: Juanita | 2/4/09

Mercy Me has done it again, written another beautiful song! Praise God! Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the death of our only son. He would have been twenty six in March 07, when we lost him. He died suddenly from an allergic reaction to a medication. This song describes exactly how I feel!! I long for heaven more now than I ever did. To see my King and savior and my son, whom I love with very fiber of my being. I am a 50 year Mom who misses her son greatly! Thanks everyone for sharing your stories they are very encouraging. And thank you Mercy Me for writing such a touching and heartfelt song, maybe you've lost someone you love too huh? If so my heart goes out to you. In Christ, Juanita

So Homesick... | Reviewer: Brian Ponds | 1/31/09

I lost my precious Paw-Paw on January 11, 2009. It was a totally unexpected illness. He went into the hospital on Friday morning, and went home on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. He was a retired pastor and it was perfect time for him to make it home in time for "big church" in heaven. Although it's been incredibly taxing on us as a family, God has completely sustained us through this time.

In preparing for the funeral, my Nanny said "You don't want to sing do you?". I said, "Of course I do. I want to do it for Paw-Paw!". I got online to look for some recent, popular Christian funeral songs. Homesick popped up, and I'm ashamed to admit that I had never heard the song before. When I heard the lyrics, they were exactly what I knew my entire family was feeling at that moment. When I let my Nanny hear the song, she said, "That's how I feel!". I proudly sang it and made it through farely strong.

At any given point in the day, you'll catch me humming the tune or singing it. It's really been precious to me.

Thanks for sharing this precious gift of music with us all!

Brian Ponds

homesick | Reviewer: marilyn ready | 9/20/08

When I lost my brother 1999 and I was to late I was going to check on him the next day I knew he was feeling down but he died before I got there. Then 2007 my dad passed away,same story I was a day late. he was in the hospital and I was getting ready to go visit him once again to late.when I hear this song I sometimes just cry for the strength all though its hard to understand and having questions if I, did I, knowing the anger I felt iside blamming those who could of called in time and didn't.I believe God sent this song for me to hear for a reason.

A Precious Son's Suicide | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/2/07

I lost my son to suicide 9-24-06. So many unanswered questions, but he loved the Lord and he was saved - thank You God for that and thank you MercyMe for this song -- it's been such a comfort to me in a very difficult situation. Beautiful, beautiful song.

Lost a bestfriend | Reviewer: Sam | 2/11/07

I was close to giving up on life. Cause I lost my cloest friend to cancer. He was the best. When I heard this song it made me think god took him because he need him. But I got at him and if I never forgive him I wouldnt be here right now. Im glad that I heard that songs. Thanks guys for the best song on earth that can change the way u look at god because of something he did..

Thank You Mercy Me for Writing this song!!!!

Your Fan,

Samantha Merry Dotski

Death of family | Reviewer: Rachel E. Norton | 9/17/06

When i lost my aunt and my gpa was dying this song helped me thru. its on my mp3 player. i was running away and planning suicide and it came on. i turned around and went back home and called my youth pastor. now im happy.


Your Fan,
Rachel Elizabeth Norton

great song | Reviewer: brandie | 6/21/05

when i lost my dad i was angry at god but when i heard this song it made me realize more what i lost and to not be mad at god but to hold on to him so i can see him again