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Funeral Verses - Readings

Please find here some well known funeral verses, suitable for all family members.
At the most difficult of times I hope these help. Here is a collection of some of the bestknown and most famous ideal as a reading or urology at a funeral.
I definately cannot take the credit for any of this work but I sincerely hope that you find something that does it for you at this most difficult of times.

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One of the most famous poems for reading at a Funeral

Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep;

I am not there.

I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there.

I did not die.

Mary Frye

Our memories build a special bridge

When loved ones have to part

To help us feel were with them still

And soothe a grieving heart

They span the years and warm our lives

Preserving ties that bind

Our memories build a special bridge

And bring us peace of mind

Emily Mathews

You've just walked on ahead of me

And I've got to understand

You must release the ones you love

And let go of their hand.

I try and cope the best I can

But I'm missing you so much

If I could only see you

And once more feel your touch.

Yes, you've just walked on ahead of me

Don't worry I'll be fine

But now and then I swear I feel

Your hand slip into mine.

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If I should die before the rest of you

Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone

Nor, when I'm gone, speak in a Sunday voice,

But be the usual selves that I have known.

Anon

Not, how did he die, but how did he live?

Not, what did he gain, but what did he give?

These are the units to measure the worth

Of a man as a man, regardless of his birth.

Nor what was his church, nor what was his creed?

But had he befriended those really in need?

Was he ever ready, with words of good cheer,

To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,

But how many were sorry when he passed away?

God looked around his garden

And found an empty place,

He then looked down upon the earth

And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you

And lifted you to rest.

God's garden must be beautiful

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering

He knew you were in pain.

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough

And the hills were hard to climb.

So he closed your weary eyelids

And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'.

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn't go alone,

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

When we lose a loved one

Our world just falls apart

We think that we cant carry on

With this broken heart

Everything is different now

You're upset and you're annoyed

Your world it seems is shattered

There's such an awful void

There's got to be a reason

And we have to understand

God made us and at any time

He'll reach down for our hand

There might not be a warning

We won't know where or when

The only thing were certain of

Is well meet them once again.

This one came from an unlikely source . . The Rugrats!But I love it

Though I must leave you behind me,

This poem will tell you where you always can find me.

When a gentle wind blows, that's my hand on your face.

And when the tree gives you shade, that's my sheltering embrace.

When the sun gives you freckles, that's me tickling my boy.

When the rain wets your hair, those are my tears of joy.

When the long grass enfolds you, that's me holding you tight.

When the little bird sings, that's me whispering, "Night,night".

Rugrats - To my Chuckie

Miss me but let me go

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little--but not too long

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared,

Miss me--but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take

And each must go alone.

It's all a part of the Master's plan,

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss Me--But Let me Go!

This one is from the film, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Known as "Stop all the Clocks" and "Funeral Blues" written by W. H. Auden.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one:
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods:
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

As I sit in heaven

And watch you everyday

I try to let you know with signs

I never went away.

I hear you when your laughing

And I watch you as you sleep

I even place my arms around you

To calm you as you weep.

I see you wish the days away

Begging to have me home

So I try to send you signs

So you know you're not alone.

Don't feel guilty that you have

Life that was denied to me

Heaven is truly beautiful

Just you wait and see.

So live your life, laugh again

Enjoy yourself, be free

Then I know with every breath you take

You'll be taking one for me. . . .

 

In Heaven's greenest pastures

Where the brighest blossoms grow,

Now lives a very special person

Of whom it was a privilege to know.

And in this garden of bright colours

Your Guardian Angel sings

May you now rest peacefully

Beneath the shelter of her wings.

You will be missed so very much

And will be thought about each day

But the memories of all we shared

Will be a pleasure to replay.

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