THE TRUMPET CALLED MY NAME
The Trumpet has called my name.
If tomorrow starts without me ,
And I’m not there to see ,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me ;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, we didn’t get to say .
I know how much you love me ,
As much as I love you ,
And each time that you think of me ,
I know you’ll miss me too ;
But when tomorrow starts without me ,
Please try to understand ,
That an angel came and called my name ,
And took me by the hand ,
And said my place was ready ,
In heaven far above ,
And that I’d have to leave behind;
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I ‘d always thought,
I didn’t want to die .
I had so much to live for ,
So much left yet to do ,
It seemed almost impossible ,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays ,
The good ones and the bad ,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had .
If I could relive yesterday ,
Just even for a while,
I ‘d say good – bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized ,
That this could never be ,
For emptiness and memories ,
Would take the place of me .
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow ,
I thought of you, and when I did ,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates ,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me ,
From His great golden throne ,
He said ,
“This is eternity , And all I’ve promised you .
Today your life on earth is past ,
But here life starts anew .
I promise no tomorrow , But today will always last,
And since each day ‘s the same way ,
There ‘s no longing for the past .
You have been so faithful , So trusting and so true .
Though there were times you did some things ,
You knew you shouldn’t do .
But you have been forgiven, And now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand , And share my life with me ?”
So when tomorrow starts without me , Don ‘t think we ‘re far apart,
For every time you think of me , I ‘m right here , in your heart .
Do not stand in my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the rain that falls,
I am the laughter you hear,
I am the sand underneath your feet,
I am the sunlight that kisses your face,
I am the star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
The Lord’s trumpet called my name.
In loving memory of Opeoluwa Afolabi-Ogungbesan.
Posted on February 12, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.
All is well x we can pray for his family to stay strong ! The Lord is our strength ..
Rip Ope Ogunbesan!!! I neva rily talked 2 u but then when I heard about ur death I could nothing else but cry even tho I’ve been in a situation like dis b4 I can d pain ur mother is going thru nd I pray dat when u get 2 heaven u’ll rememba me nd forgive me 4 neva talking 2 u. I love u buh God loves u more. I still can’t blive it coz I saw u on monday kicking a stone around nd playin wiv ur classmates, I tot that on children’s day this boi will dance his Azonto for us buh now am nt going to see u again, Ope!! Dear rest in Peace……frm ur school mate Eniola Adetola
R.I.P ope you will always be remembered
All is well!! Let’s pray and be strong..Our heart goes out to his family
What happened is a lesson to us all!so in all we do we should think about God before doing anything.
God of all comfort,comfort nd strenghten d bereaved family,TVC family,friends nd well-wishers.Wipe away the tears frm their eyes nd heart with d precious Blood of ur Son,Jesus Christ.In this hour of bereavement,may they experience your manifest Presence,nd hear ur voice saying,’I LOVE YOU’.
‘CATCH THEM YOUNG FOR JESUS’.Was he able to make a decision for JESUS?Will be glad 2 know dat he did.
Dear Children,remember ur Creator in d days of your youth.Jesus is the WAY,the TRUTH,and the LIFE.No one comes to d Father but by Him.There is no other name under Heaven given to men by which we must be saved except through JESUS.Yes,Salvation is found in no one else except in JESUS!
Heaven is a prepared glorious place,and d visa requirement is Jesus Christ,the Son of God….As many dat receive Him and believe in His name,are given the right 2 be called the children of God(John1:12).Heaven is for d children of God!
For God so loved d world(you and I),that He gave us His only begotten Son,JESUS CHRIST,that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish(in Hell),but have everlasting life(in His Presence)…….John3:16.
All should be ready 4 d Trumpet call.It will be anytime,through’death’or through’rapture’.God the Father,has d final say.GET READY!!!
What a great loss!Gracious Lord,we ask 4 ur great grace upon his parents,2 help them in this hour of great need.
Gone with d wind so soon,with unfulfilled dreams.Na waooo!
This is breaking news,although we were not told his age nd how he died.I guess it doesnt really matter now.Lord,I ask for special comfort for d mother,d ‘chief mourner’.Ease dat pain dat cuts through her heart as she goes down memory lane(pregnancy,delivery,sleepless nights of infancy….etc).Balm of Gilead,heal her inner wounds nd broken heart in the name of Jesus.
It is unfortunate that a thing like this happened to this great school.the deed has been done.may Almighty Allah console the parents of Opeoluwa.
God please Comfort his family ,Only you great comforter can show them mercy at this time of their needs!for others that are alive,God will keep them.
Who/What can separate us frm the LOVE OF GOD?Is it death?Absolutely nothing!May we experience God’s love in this hour of bereavement,Amen!
The last enemy 2 b conquered is death.Ope has conquered death.O death,where is ur sting? O grave where is ur victory?
Death is only a doorway to ETERNITY,eternity in Heaven or Hell.The choice is yours!CHOOSE JESUS!
R.i.P. opeoluwa afolabi ogungbesan a.k.a compound……..we love u but god loves u more memories of u will forever linger in our heart live on till we meet to part no more…
R I P ope. May ur soul rest in perfect peace
Ope it still disturbs me that I witnessed your death and was not able to do much . May your soul rest in perfect peace x
In this hour of bereavement,may we experience the Love of God on this day of love,for God is love!!! Loving Father/God,in a day like this,nd inspite of this tragedy/trial,we declare that we love You.Thank You loving us nd expressing this love through the death of ur Son,Jesus Christ.
Beautiful words from a beautiful heart… So moving and yes so true… May the souls of all the departed faithful and that of Opeoluwa Ogungbesan rest in perfect peace, amen
We shall miss u .u were a good bro and the lov we hav for will grow stronger and remain in our heart