About the Song

Conway Twitty’s rendition of “Suppertime” evokes a poignant sense of nostalgia and reflection, as he breathes new life into this classic hymn. Featured on his revered album “Greatest Hits,” this timeless ballad resonates with its heartfelt lyrics and soul-stirring melodies, capturing the essence of faith and familial love.

Originally penned by the esteemed songwriter Ira Stanphill, “Suppertime” is a testament to the enduring power of spirituality and the comfort found in cherished memories of home and loved ones. Twitty’s emotive delivery, characterized by his velvety baritone voice, infuses the song with a sense of reverence and sincerity, inviting listeners to join him in a moment of quiet reflection and gratitude.

Throughout his illustrious career, Conway Twitty has earned widespread acclaim and accolades for his contributions to the country and gospel music genres. With numerous chart-topping hits to his credit, including multiple number one singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, Twitty’s influence on the music industry is undeniable. “Suppertime” further solidifies his legacy, earning praise from critics and audiences alike for its timeless beauty and emotional depth.

As listeners are transported by the stirring strains of “Suppertime,” they are reminded of the universal experience of longing for the comforts of home and the solace found in faith. In Conway Twitty’s capable hands, this classic hymn becomes a heartfelt prayer, offering solace and hope to all who seek comfort in the embrace of loved ones and the divine.

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Lyrics

Many years ago in days of childhood
I used to play till evenin’ shadows come
Then windin’ down that old familiar pathway
I heard my mother call at set of sun
Come home, come home it’s suppertime
The shadows lengthen fast
Come home, come home it’s suppertime
We’re going home at last
Some of the fondest memories of my childhood
Were woven around suppertime
When my mother used to call
From the backsteps of the old homeplace
Come on home now son it’s suppertime
Ah but I’d loved to hear that once more
But you know for me time has woven the realization of
The truth that’s even more thrillin’ and that’s when
The call come up from the portals of glory
To come home for it’s suppertime when all
God’s children shall gather around the table of the Lord
Himself and the greatest suppertime of them all
Come home, come home it’s suppertime
The shadows lengthen fast
Come home, come home it’s suppertime
We’re going home at last