A Glimpse of Mowoe

Urhobo Historical Society
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
(Revelation 21:4, KJV)

A Glimpse of Mowoe

By Ochuko Tonukari

Standing in shock and awe, we wipe our tears
as the “homegoing” news of our beloved Mowoe we hear
how our hearts ache as we wonder why
it’s too soon, Lord. He is too good to die
There are so many things for him to do

Then, so tenderly, we hear the Lord speak
Such comforting words, so wonderfully sweet
“In the Lambs Book of Life, Mowoe’s name is found
It’s time for him to wear his robe and crown
His race is over, his work for Urhobo  is done
Now, his eternal life in heaven has begun”

Then, in my mind, I see a beautiful sight
A host of saints and angels in spotless white
Spreading out a banner as they wait
For Mowoe to cross the threshold of heavens’ gate
Then, I can’t help but shout as the next scene unfolds
Mowoe entered heaven’s gates, as many holy eyes watched on
The saints and angels shout praises and glory
As they welcomed Mowoe into the “Land of Story”
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, all ye saints
Welcome home: Mukoro Mowoe, Welcome, welcome, welcome home!!!

Now Mowoe is in heaven and that’s alright,
At least now he doesn’t have to worry

He is with the Lord way up above,
Surrounded by His special love.
I know someday that I will stand,
With him and I, hand in hand

Indeed, Mowoe has entered
our eternal home above.
The heavenly gate has opened wide
to welcome him

We cannot help the tears that fall-
our hearts need time to grieve
when earthly life has ended
and a loved one has to leave,
Yet even in the saddest time,
we know our Mowoe lives,
and we can trust completely
in the promise that he gives.
That in a glad reunion with the Lord,
our beloved Mowoe wait
to welcome us in joy
with no more tears
beyond the gate!


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