Going Home For Christmas Lyrics

by Steven Curtis Chapman

Her house was where the family gathered every Christmas eve
A feast was set on the table and gifts were placed beneath the tree
Everything was picture perfect, Grandpa would laugh and say
That woman spends the whole year getting ready for this day

One year the leaves began to fall and her health began to fade
We moved her to a place where they could watch her night and day
But she kept making plans for Christmas from her little room
She told everyone, I'll miss you but I'll be leaving soon

I'm going home for Christmas and I'm going home to stay
I'm going home for Christmas and nothing's gonna keep me away
I'll be with the ones I love to celebrate the Savior's birth
This gift will be worth more to me than anything on earth
I'm going home, home for Christmas

All the leaves outside have fallen to be covered by the snow
The family comes with food and gifts and Grandpa comes alone
There's a sadness in our silence as the Christmas story's read
And with tears, Grandpa reminds us of the words that Grandma said

I'm going home for Christmas and I'm going home to stay
I'm going home for Christmas and nothing's gonna keep me away
She'll be face to face with Jesus as we celebrate His birth
And this gift will be worth more to her than anything on earth
'Cause she'll be home

And as we sing 'Joy to the World' I can't help thinking
Of the joy that's in her eyes right now
And though our hearts still ache, we know that as we celebrate
She's singing with the herald angels and heaven's glowing on her face

And now she's home for Christmas and now she's home to stay
She's home for Christmas, and nothin' could've kept her away
She'll be face to face with Jesus, as we celebrate His birth
And this gift will be worth more to her than anything on earth
She's home, she's home for Christmas
She is home, she's home for Christmas