Best Poems For Funerals

My selection of best poems for funerals. You might also like to use funeral poems in your funeral thank you notes and cards. Short funeral verses are also nice to express sympathy in a bereavement note or condolence note.

As far as I am aware the funeral poetry on this page is for public domain and not under copy-right. You will also find funeral poems for mom as these are widely searched for.

Angel of the Lord Funeral Sympathy Prayer Card
Angel of the Lord Funeral Sympathy Prayer Card
by MemorialStationery

Best Poems For Funerals

All is well, written below, is one of my favourite funeral poems. It was read at my Mum's funeral over 13 years ago and I often think about the wording when I feel a need to be close to her.

Funeral Poems For Mum

All Is Well - Funeral Poem

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household world that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It it the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.

By Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918) Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

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 glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Mary Frye

The best and most beautiful
Things in the world cannot
Be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

When We Remember

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
open your eyes,
and go on.

Author Unknown

If I Should Go

If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.

The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.

Author Unknown

Funeral Prayer Card | Lone Tree
Funeral Prayer Card | Lone Tree
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