Baby Funeral Verse

Readings and Poems 

Firstly, if you find yourself on this page looking for something most suitable for a little one's funeral, please accept my most sincere condolences.

Baby Funeral Verse can be found on this page, not written by me, but written by others, suitable for a reading for a baby funeral.

She was so very special

And was so from the start

You held her in your arms

But mainly in your heart.

And like a single drop of rain

That on still waters fall,

Her life did ripples make

And touched the lives of all.

She's gone to play with angels

In heaven up above

So keep your special memories

And treasure them, with love.

Although your darling daughter

Was with you just a while

She'll live on in your heart

With a sweet remembered smile.

Heaven's Nursery

In Heaven there must surely be

A special place, a nursery

Where 'little spirits' not fully grown

Go to live in their Heavenly home.

The world may never notice

If a snowdrop doesn't bloom,

Or even pause to wonder

If the petals fall too soon.

But every life that ever forms,

Or ever comes to be

Touches the world in some small way

For all eternity.

The little one we longed for

Was swiftly here and gone.

But the love that was then planted

Is a light that still shines on.

And although our arms are empty,

Our hearts know what to do.

Every beating of our hearts

Says that we love you.

At night when all is quiet and sleep forsakes our eyes

We dream we hear your footsteps, right there, at our side.

Your tiny arms around us, so tenderly and so sweet.

We breathe a prayer, then close our eyes

and embrace you in our sleep.

"I'll lend you a little while

A child of mine." God said-

For you to love the while he lives

and mourn for when he's dead.

It may be six or seven years

or forty two or three

but will you, till I take him back,

take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you

and, should his stay be brief,

you'll have his nicest memories

as solace for his grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,

since all from earth return

but, there are lessons taught below,

I want this child to learn.

I've looked the whole world over,

in my search for teachers true,

and from the things that crowd life's lane

I have chosen you.

Now will you give him all our love,

nor think the labour vain,

nor hate me me when I come to take

this lent child back again?

I fancied that I heard them say,

"Dear Lord Will Thy be Done"

for all the joys thy child will bring

the risk of grief will run.

We'll shelter him with tenderness,

and love him while we may,

and for all the happiness we've known

forever grateful stay.

But, should thy angels call for him

much sooner than we planned,

we'll brave the grief that comes

and try to understand.

You're one of Heaven's angels now

A perfect little star,

And when you shine the world can see

How beautiful you are.

May you fly with magic wings

On clouds so soft and white,

May your heart be joyful

And your days be bathed in light.

And though our hearts are broken

And you life was far too short

We thank you, sweetest angel

For the happiness you brought.

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