Will you join me in welcoming
The robin's return to West Virginia.
It is a sign of winter ending
That thrills and warms the heart within ya.
Legend tells us the old, old story
Of why your breast is red.
They say you comforted my Savior
There on Calvary when His precious blood was shed.
Your return with all your feathered friends
Is a delightful sight to see.
Welcome to our lawn and garden,
Feel free to roost and nest in the apple tree.
I know that some day, I too, will fly away
On wings just like you,
To a place of eternal rest