• http://www.posterous.com/apostlethatroks Terry (apostlethatroks)

    Waiting on bated breath, guys…and thank you!

  • http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/sharpcrew Christy

    We had a very close friend that was 22 that passed away in a wreck. This song helped comfort us and bring us through the funeral. Barry, our prayers are still with you and your family. Thank God for music, songs and singers that make things easier to swallow sometimes. You all are a major blessing to this house. Just waiting till April.
    Christy

  • http://livingconundrum.blogspot.com Andrew

    This song has affected me in different ways in different stages of life. Whether it has been grieving the loss of someone close or just feeling “homesick” in all of its connotations, I am blessed each time by this song. Thanks, again, guys for submitting to God’s direction.

  • http://kristinaisonehappymama.blogspot.com/ kristina

    I love this song so much, you guys.
    Those words – “In Christ – there are no goodbyes” really moves me. I’ve wept several times listening to “Homesick.” Thank you for writing it.

    And Barry – I will continue to pray for you and your family.

    God bless you all! Hugs!

  • Nana, Dell

    This is an amazing song, as I sit here an write this, I start crying, everytime I hear it I cry. Bart, I stop and think how fast you wrote this after Chris’s passed awayed, with the shock of the lose of you brother-in-law, but the power of God and the pen in your hand you wrote once again a beautiful song, and thankgoodness, the words-“In Christ-there are no goodbyes” is so true, and we are going to see my Mom, (MaMaw to you), Richard and Chris & your Dad and what a glorious day that will be. Can’t tell you enough how much I love you & Stephen and your wife’s & those precious grandchildren I now have, you will never know how deep that love goes and so unconditional, I thank God everyday for you.
    Barry, I know your pain, in the loss of a parent, my Mom was the best friend I had and her love was unconditional and I know your fathers love for you was the same. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief. So many people love you & are praying for you.
    God bless!

  • Paisley

    I love this song and the words. I find comfort in knowing we will see our loved ones again. I have lost both of my parents and my only sibling, a sister, so I know the pain that is associated with losing a loved one. What a great day that will be when we are no longer homesick but are at home with Jesus and our loved ones that have gone on before us.

    Looking forward to the 10 cd. Barry, please know you and your family are in my prayers.

    God bless!

  • Andrew Wiederholds mom Michelle

    Homesick helped me through my 22 yr olds death in August 8, 2007. YOU ALL ARE AMAZING AND KEEP UP THE AWESOME MINISTRY IN JESUS. You are all in my prayers!! Michelle

  • http://lifespokinatcha.wordpress.com/ Pokinatcha

    Missed you in Hawaii…..praying for your family!

  • mymayhem

    Stop the teasing, give me my ultimate fan pack now???? PLEASE??? Is it April yet??

  • Sheryl

    Once again, the songs that God inspires in MercyMe leaves me thinking about much more than just words. Barry, sorry about the passing of your father, but for those of who have had also had loved ones leave us way too soon, our hope is in the promise of God and of seeing them again someday. I want to thank you guys for all the songs that you write from the touching ones to the crazy ones (One Trick Pony is one of my favorite). You are in my prayers!

  • Mercer

    I just want to add my little bit to Barry. The road with Christ is not eazy and we stumble and fall sometimes but he is there to lift us up again. Again I say my Heart and Prayers are with you and the guys.

  • Brenda E

    Barry, God bless you and your family. I’m sorry about the loss of your Dad. Praying God will fill that hole you must feel in your heart with His peace and the hope of being with your Dad again someday in heaven.
    Prayers are with you.

  • Joe

    Beautiful song! Cannot wait for the album.

  • http://craigmay.com Craig’s mom Becky

    My sister sent me this CD after the death of my 20 year old son, Craig, in a car accident on July 11, 2003. When she sent me the CD she said,”There is a song on the CD that is your love song to Craig.” She didn’t tell me the name of the song, only asked me to listen to the entire CD, I would know which one it is as soon as I heard it. Once I heard “Homesick” I felt a instant comfort to my broken heart. As if God was speaking directly to me, reminding me that I would be with my son again. I feel such a joy in knowing that Craig would be loved with a far greater love then my mother’s heart could provide.

    Homesick has been a salve to my broken heart. I do “…hang on to Jesus with all that I have” to see Craig again. Thank you for writing this beautiful song. I continue to listen to it when sadness overcomes me; my joy is renewed for my future of being with my son, as well as with our Lord and Savior.

  • http://www.melissamorrisministries.com Melissa Morris

    I have listened to and loved this song since it came out – but it has a whole new meaning to me now. My dad died last Wednesday – he had been sick for awhile, but it still seemed sudden…and the words took on a whole new meaning.

    The day after he died, I was getting ready to go to his house to deal with the things we needed to deal with, and I heard “Finally Home”…the first line “I’m gonna throw my arms around my Daddy’s neck and tell him that I missed him:…oh, my….

    How God uses music to soothe our souls! Thanks for these wonderful songs!

  • helen83

    In 2005 was the first time I saw Mercy Me…February..at that concert Bart was talking about death and how God had gotten him through a difficult time. At the time my fiance was in the hospital, he was going to need heart surgery. 4 days later after the concert he died suddenly. With my faith in God and listening to Mercy Me at that concert it helped me during that difficult time. I played “Homesick at Larry’s service. Without God in my life and my faith I don’t know how I could’ve made it…then 13 months after Larry passed I lost my mom. I know they are both in Heaven in the presence of our Lord and Savior…Thanks Mercy Me!

  • Sasha

    This song is actually what started my walk with Christ. It was when my daughter was born 1 month early and not in very good shape. We almost lost her on day 2 and I had a very horrible pregnancy, so bad that my dr strongly encouraged a tubal right after a planned c-section due to difficulties. Thank the lord that my lil girl made it! I don’t think I ever prayed so much than I did that 2nd night of her precious life..I would listen to this song each time I drove to the hospital at least 3 times a day….and it got me through it and I believe her too….Your songs are not only inspiring but life changing, please keep doing what you are doing, you have the ability to make a difference in lives…..you did mine.
    My daughter is now a very active, healthy 4 year old princess witht Asthma but doesnt’t let that slow her down. Now I just know to cherish EVERY MOMENT! Thank you Mercy Me….for this new life and mine.
    ~Sasha

  • MMbiggestfans

    God Bless you and your family Barry. You are in my prayers.

    I love this song! I love all their songs. I am really looking forward to the new album I did the pre-buy on the internet and can’t wait.

    I get to see MM in a couple of weeks in Ontario CA I am very excited. I think it will be my 10th time to see them in concert which is pretty funny considering their new album is 10 =o)

    God Bless!!!

  • http://faznuxul.blogspot.com/ Josh Wax

    Cassette tapes??? that’s awesome. I remember the day I first discovered how out-of-date those were. I needed some new headphones for my portable cd player (which are basically out-of-date themselves now) so I went to circuit city and looked around. I passed right by all the really nice ones, cause they were like $50 and all I wanted was just your average cheap little headphones. When I got to them, they were like $10 or $15 and I thought to myself “that’s still pretty expensive for just headphones.” So I kept staring at the wall as if somehow the same exact headphones would be cheaper the next time my eyes glanced over them. What I did find was a walkman that contained the same exact headphones I just saw for $10 or $15. I decided to buy the walkman with the headphones and left that store spending $4.

    And yeah, “Homesick” is an amazing song. I’ve bought pretty much all your cds as soon as they came out, but I don’t always give cds full listens. I’ll play them once all the way through and then find one or two songs to focus my attention on. I somehow managed to go without really knowing the song “Homesick” until a couple years ago when four highschool boys died in a car accident. They had a joint funeral and the family of one of the boys attends my church and asked me to sing that song. I didn’t know any of the four boys, but I wasn’t about to tell them no.

    Where they had me sit, I was in direct view of the parents of all four boys, so throughout the whole service they were who I saw and even though I didn’t know them, I saw the suffering in the moms’ faces and I just wanted to cry. That song really hit me hard that day, and it deeply comforted the families.

  • Karl

    My heartfelt condolences to you Barry during your time of sorrow,I feel the same pain you feel as I recently lost my Mom and I never expected to lose her so soon but I know I will see her again. The song “Homesick” brought me to tears when I first heard it because it made me think a lot about Mom but also made me realize that she was in a better place and would always be in my heart and with me in spirit

  • Kaylie

    This song has helped calm my heart knowing how much truth is put ionto the words that are being spoken!!!  About 2 months ago my best friend, and the love of my life was killed in a car accident.  He was on his way to school and a car ran a stop sign and killed him instantly.  This has been the hardest death I have ever been faced with! I just heard this song on Klove on my way to school one morning and ever since then I listen to it alot, along with the song “I Can Only Imagine”.  They have spoke words of truth and hope that I know one day soon I will be able to see him again and see the Lord and Savior of our sins one day soon! Thank you for having such uplifting music!!  

  • Emily Leticia Waid

    Me and my family love God and your music. We can not wait to see in sac. ca