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Drew G wrote at 2011-03-16 21:08:47
Album "Call of the Moose" (1977) by Thomas Steven "Moose" Smith, former music director at CBN. Probably your best bet to find it is to set up an eBay search that will email you when one appears. Not aware of any sheet music being published. Great song, though. :)


Tex Everett wrote at 2012-10-06 22:36:46
I searched long & hard for this music, & many others did also in 2004-2009. I finally found what I was looking for. Rejoise! Rejoice! by Henry & Hazel Slaughter.

Performance tracks can be purchased at http://music.christwill.com/accompaniment-tracks/rejoice-rejoice-return-of-the-p along with sheetmusic.

Here are the lyrics:



Rejoice! Rejoice!

Written by: ‘Moose’ S. Smith

Performed by: Henry & Hazel Slaughter (mid 70’s)



Chorus: Rejoice! Rejoice! My son is coming home again.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Go kill the fatted calf.

Rejoice! Rejoice! My son is coming home again.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice on his behalf.



Verse 1: The day has come, the day for which I've wept and prayed;

It’s time to shout- for joy has now arrived;

My son's come home- his face on the horizon, and

My joy is full because he is alive-

Alive! Alive! Alive!



Bring out the purple garment, the one from foreign lands.

Bring out the jeweled ring for him to place upon his hand.

Give him shoes for his feet for the news is complete.

There’ll be dancing in the house tonight, and feasting on the lawn tonight;

I rejoice within my soul tonight, my son is coming home



Chorus: Rejoice! Rejoice! My son is coming home again …

Rejoice! Rejoice! Go kill the fatted calf.

Rejoice! Rejoice! My son is coming home again.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice on his behalf.



Verse 2:  The hills ring out , they can’t contain my joyful heart,

My voice shall sing, my gladness to the skies.

My boy is here, he’s coming ever closer and I see him now,

Tho tears are in my eyes, I know they dare not lie.



Bring out the purple garment, the one from foreign lands.

Bring out the jeweled ring for him to place upon his hand.

Give him shoes for his feet for the news is complete.

There’ll be dancing in the house tonight, and feasting on the lawn tonight;

I rejoice within my soul tonight, my son is coming home.



Chorus: Rejoice! Rejoice! My son is coming home again …

Rejoice! Rejoice! Go kill the fatted calf.

Rejoice! Rejoice! My son is coming home again.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice on his behalf.



Rejoice! …     My son is coming home again,

Rejoice! …     Go- kill the fatted calf;

Rejoice! …     My son is coming home again,

Rejoice! …     Rejoice on his behalf.




David Michael Byler wrote at 2014-02-24 19:39:04
My dad, Rev. David O. Byler, sang this moving song many times as a solo at First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC, where he was Associate Pastor and Minister of Music from 1958-1985.  I am not sure if he was ever recorded singing this song, unless he did so for one of the worship services that were recorded and then broadcast by the local AM radio station in Hickory, WHKY.



So I am pleased to have found the lyrics on this website.


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