Short Verses

Welcome to our collection of short funeral verses
a single white rose
All the Lovely memories that you have left behind
Bring me so much comfort, but still I always find
However good the memories, they always make me weep
I've cried a thousand teardrops since the day you fell asleep
The brightest star in the Heavens tonight
Is our beautiful baby saying "Night night"
Sweet baby sleep, and nothing fear
In my heart you're always near
I'll never understand it
It was all so very brief
Why someone so little
The pain, the hurt, the grief
At first I felt so bitter
Why?.. I used to say
God knew how much I loved you
But He still took you away
I still miss you as much today
But now I understand
God makes us and it's up to Him when He takes our hand

Sweet baby sleep, and nothing fear
In my heart you're always near

Golden slumbers, kiss your eyes
Sleep pretty babe, while I sing a lullaby

How dearly we loved you
And prayed that you might live
But Jesus just beckoned
And we had to give

Not gone from daddy's memory
Not gone from mommy's love
But gone to shine with Jesus
In His beautiful home above

Find peace in sleep my pretty one
Sleep my sweet baby sleep
He has gone to be an Angel
Secure in our Fathers care
And his dear little feet now patter along
The beautiful streets up there

a single white rose
May little Jesus ever bless
May Mary Mother him caress
May Joseph stay with him all day
May Angels around him ever play

A tiny flower, lent not given
To bud on earth and bloom in Heaven

Gentle Jesus up above
Please give........ all our love

Our lady wished a pretty flower
To lay at Jesus' feet
Her choice was of the fairest
A lily pure and sweet

He gazed amid the little ones
And stopped to pick the best
Dear...... was the chosen one
With Jesus now she rests

Say a little prayer Lord
Send it with our love
Send it to our baby
Sleeping up above

We have only your memory dear baby
To last our whole lives through
But the sweetness will linger forever
As we treasure the image of you

A little lamb too sweet and pure
Upon this earth to roam
An angel came and took his hand
And led our baby home

A lily of a day
Is fairer far in may
Although it fall and die that night
It was the plant and flower of light

What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping

a single white rose
Eyes that twinkle sunshine
A face that breaks your heart
That special look of innocence
Remains while we're apart
We had you for a short while
But you brought so many joys
Now play in peace our baby
Enjoy your angel toys
Time will bring us comfort
While waiting for the day
When we will be together again
Not just a whisper away

For many years the family chain
Was closely linked together
But oh, that chain is broken now
The main link gone forever
The sunshine of our happy home
Must always clouded be
But thou, O Lord has sent this cross
We bear it all for thee

There is no night without a dawn
No winter without a spring
And beyond death's dark horizon
Our hearts once more will sing
For those who leave us for a while
Have only gone away
Out of a restless careworn world
Into a brighter day

They say it's a beautiful journey
From the old world to the new
Someday we'll make that journey
Which will lead us straight to you
And when we reach that garden
In which there is no pain
We'll put our arms around you
And never part again
A loving father most sincere
Loved by all he knew
He loved us all so very dear
And we all loved him too
But God in His mercy will give us hope
And help us bear the strain
Of the one we cherished, loved and lost
To meet in Heaven again
God gave us strength to bear it
And courage to fight the blow
What it has meant to lose you
God alone will ever know
May the God of love and mercy
Care our loved one who is gone
And bless with consolation
Those left to carry on
A light from our family has gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our home
No-one can ever fill
God knew that you were weary
The hill is hard to climb
So He put His arms around you
And whispered "peace be thine"
God saw you getting weary
And did what He thought best
He put His arms around you
And took you home to rest
It seems so strange that those we need
And those we love the best
Are just the ones God calls away
And takes them home to rest
Two tired eyes are sleeping
Two willing hands are still
The one who worked so hard for us
Is resting at God's will
The blow was hard, the shock severe
To part with one we loved so dear
Our loss is great, we'll not complain
But trust in God to meet again
A spray of white flowers
May you walk in God's garden
And his love around you flow
For what it meant to lose you
No-one will ever know
At Heaven's gates she will be waiting
With that same sweet loving smile
For she is gone before us
Just a little while
Fold her, O Jesus, in thy arms
And let her henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee
The happy hours we once enjoyed
How sweet their memory still
But death has left a vacant place
This world can never fill
Gone is the face we love so dear
Gone is the voice we loved to hear
Too far away for touch or speech
But not to far for love to reach
What he suffered he told but few
He did not deserve what he went through
Tired and weary he made no fuss
But tried so hard to stay with us
No farewells were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew
And only God knows why
May she rest in peace dear Jesus
In the Heavenly home above
With the sacred heart of Jesus
In His own eternal love
If I listen really close
In the silence of the night
I hear your voice to comfort me
And say that you're all right
But it's often hard to understand
Why certain things must be
And the reasons why they happen
Are so often hard to see
But I find comfort in the knowledge
That God is always there
To keep the one I loved so much
Forever in His care
I watched you suffer
I saw you die
But all I could do was sit close by
You went away, we had to part
God eased your pain
But broke my heart

We sit and think of you
And think of how you died
To think you could not say goodbye
Before you closed your eyes
A spray of white flowers
We never said goodbye to you
But that was just as well
We never could have said goodbye
To one we loved so well
Your life was love and labour
Your love for your family true
You did your best for all of us
We will always remember you
Your painful days are over
Your sleepless nights are through
For heaven has called an angel
An angel as brave as you
You slipped away
We had to part
God eased your pain
But broke my heart
Weep not for me but courage take
And love each other for my sake
As time goes by and you grow older
My hand will rest upon your shoulder
We lost a mother with a heart of gold
How much we miss her can never be told
She shared our troubles, and helped us along
If we follow her footsteps, we will never go wrong
God lends our loved ones to us only for a while
We share some time together
A laugh, a tear, a smile
And then before we know it
A lifetime has unfurled
Then He takes them back again
To another world
But God is never selfish
He nurses them with love
‘Till the day we meet them once again
In His garden up above
Jesus said, "come to me,
all of you who are weary and burdened
and I will give you rest
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me
for I am gentle and humble in heart
And you will find rest for your souls"
How dearly we loved you
And prayed that you might live
But Jesus just beckoned
And we had to give
O for a closer walk with God
A calm and Heavenly frame
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!
Face to face! O blissful moment
Face to face to see and know
Face to face with my Redeemer
Jesus Christ who loves me so
A spray of white flowers
Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills my breast
But sweeter far, thy face to see
And in Thy presence rest
I came to Jesus as I was
Weary and worn and sad
I found in Him a resting place
And He has made me glad
Eternal rest give unto him O Lord
And let your perpetual light shine upon him
May he rest in peace
I heard the voice of Jesus say
"Come unto Me and rest
Lay down, thou weary one
Lay down thy head upon my breast"
In Gods care you sleep above
In our hearts you stay with love
Our's is just a simple prayer
God bless and keep you in His care
We sat beside your bedside
Our hearts were crushed and sore
We did our duty to the end
‘Til we could do no more
In tears we watched you sinking
We watched you fade away
And though our hearts were breaking
We knew you could not stay
You left behind some aching hearts
That loved you most sincere
We never shall and never will
Forget you, mother dear
She gently took death by the hand
And journeyed to that Promised Land
And there with steps so light and gay
She shines and polishes the sun by day
And lights the stars that shine by night
And keeps the moonbeams silvery bright
For mothers never really die
They just keep house up in the sky
And in that Heavenly home above
They wait to welcome those they love
To those that I love and must leave behind
Do not cry for me when these words you find
When I am gone and free, just let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many years
I fall sleep in the full and certain hope that
my slumber shall not be broken
And that, though I be all-forgetting
Yet shall I not be all-forgotten
But continue that life in the thoughts
and deeds of those I have loved
All our lives we'll miss him
All our lives we'll care
There's a special place within our hearts
And you'll be forever there
At Heavens gates she will be waiting
With that same sweet loving smile
For she is gone before us
Just a little while
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
Till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again I would spend them with you
If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

Through veils of peace may you ascend
To promised planes above
Where comfort shall await you
In those summerlands of love
Although my grief is deep and raw
Although my pain is great
I know that you are still with me
I know that you will wait
For in God's time we'll meet again
Of this I am quite sure
I loved you so much on this earth
In absence even more
With tears we saw you suffer
As we watched you fade away
Our hearts were almost broken
As you fought so hard to stay
We knew you had to leave us
But you never went alone
For part of us went with you
The day you left your home

Those who loved can truly tell the heartache
of parting without farewell

Heavenly Father hear our prayer
Guide our Father with tender care
Dear shepherd don't leave him alone
Love him in heaven
As we do at home
A spray of white flowersA spray of white flowers


Funeral Verses

sun shining through trees with a basket of white flowers in the fore ground

This is a collection of simple, short in-memoriam and death-announcement verses. In-memoriam verses are commonly used as press announcements on anniversaries and special occasions for public remembrance of the deceased. Death-announcement verses are typically placed within the press announcement of the death, which would also usually include the notice of the funeral arrangements.

As you browse these funeral verses you will notice that they mainly consist of two, four or six rhyming lines. This makes them ideal to mix and match into a verse that is more personal.
Also, you could if you wish take a few lines or a verse from one or two of the many poems and song lyrics here at funeral helper if you think that better conveys your message, do try experimenting as you might be surprised to find how the words and lines often simply fall into place.
Many of the short funeral verses in this collection are also used on laminated in-memoriam cards and remembrance items such as book-markers, plaques and plates etc and are usually personalised with a photograph of the deceased.

A garland of red roses
Each time we look at your picture
You seem to smile and say
Don't be sad but courage take
And love each other for my sake
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
What would we give to hear your voice
And see your face again
There are some we meet in passing
And forget as soon as they go
There are some we remember with pleasure
And feel honoured and privileged to know
You were that kind of person
Who leaves beautiful memories behind
And there will be many days
Which will bring fond memories to mind

We your family miss you
In the house where you used to be
We wanted so much to keep you
But God willed it not to be
Now you are in God's keeping
You suffer no more pain
So dear God take care of her
Until we meet again

Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved ones gone
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart
For as long as there is memory
They'll always live on in our hearts
Pray for us O dearest Father
To Jesus Christ our King
That He may bless our lonely home
Where once you dwelt therein
And pray that God might give us strength
To bear our heavy cross
For no-one knows but only He
That treasure we have lost
I cannot bring the old days back
Your smile I cannot see
I can only treasure the memories
Of days that used to be
Gone are the days we used to share
But in our hearts you're always there
Never more than a thought away
Loved and remembered every day
I know a smile I would love to see
A loving face so dear
I know a hand I would love to hold
A voice I long to hear
I know a heart thoughtful and true
I know them all, because I loved you
In Gods garden up above
Stands a rose we dearly love
She stands with petals open wide
Watered by the tears we've cried
Her fragrance fills our lives each day
Locked in our hearts she will always stay
Words are few, thoughts are deep
Memories of you we will always keep
Beautiful memories silently kept
Of one that we loved and will never forget
You have gone no further from us than to God and God is very near
Loved with a love beyond all telling
Missed with a grief beyond all tears
A garland of red roses
They say there is a reason
They say that time will heal
But neither time nor reason
Will change the way we feel
For no-one knows the heartache
That lies behind our smiles
No-one knows how many times
We have broken down and cried
We want to tell you something
So there won't be any doubt
You're so wonderful to think of
But so hard to be without
There is a home that lies beyond
And past its golden door
Awaits the one who's now away
Not lost-just gone before
And in the home that lies beyond
The Master will prepare
A place for you, and when He calls
You'll meet your loved one there
Beautiful memories
Just as you were, you will always be
Someone special in my memory

Though absent you are always near
Still loved, still missed, still very dear
Happy times when we were together
Hold memories that will last forever
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
They say it's a beautiful journey
From the old world to the new
Someday we'll make that journey
Which will lead us straight to you
And when we reach that garden
In which there is no pain
We'll put our arms around you
And never part again
If I listen really close
In the silence of the night
I hear your voice to comfort me
And say that you're alright
But it's often hard to understand
Why certain things must be
And the reasons why they happen
Are so often hard to see
But I find comfort in the knowledge
That God is always there
To keep the one I loved so much
Forever in His care

Memories are like leaves of gold
They never tarnish or grow old
Locked in our hearts 
You will always be
Loved and remembered 
For all eternity
An empty place no-one can fill
I miss you and I always will
A prayer, a tear, are all I can give
These you will have as long as I live
Memories are precious possessions
That time can never destroy
For it is in happy remembrance
That the heart find its greatest joy
It doesn't need a special day
To bring you to my mind
For days without a thought of you
Are very hard to find
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 only I could 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

This brings a special thank you
For the things you've done for me
The times when you were patient
When you didn't have to be
For the days that you made brighter
With the sunshine of your smile,
The words of warm encouragement
That made each dream worthwhile
And while I've left out many things
For which my thanks are due
These things are always in my heart
Next to my love for you
A garland of red roses
You gave me many things in life
Gifts both great and small
But most of all you gave me love
The greatest gift of all
Softly the leaves of memory fall
Gently I gather and treasure the all
Unseen, unheard, you are always near
So missed, so loved, so very dear
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts you're always there
Treasured forever
Of love and happiness shared together
If I could turn back the clock
That's just what I would do
And I would live again those happy years
That I shared with you
Just a prayer from those who love you
Just a memory ever true
In our hearts you will live forever
Because we thought the world of you
A bouquet of beautiful memories
Sprayed with a million tears
Wishing God could have spared you
If just for a few more years
Our lips cannot speak how we loved him
Our hearts cannot tell what to say
But God only knows how we miss him
In our home that is lonely today
I hold him close within my heart
And there he will remain
To walk with me throughout my life
Until we meet again
We miss you from your fireside chair
Your loving smile gentle air
Your vacant place no-one can fill
We miss you mother and always will
Resting where no shadows fall
Loved and remembered by us all
Close in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day

She was a mother so very rare
Content in her home and always there
On earth she toiled, in Heaven she rests
God bless you mother you were the best
Gone from our home that smiling face
The cheerful happy ways
The heart that won so many friends
In bygone happy days
Lonely is the home without you
Life to us is not the same
All the world would be like Heaven
If we could have you back again
Along the road to yesterday
That leads me straight to you
Are memories of happy days
Together we once knew
Remembering you is easy
I do it every day
It's just the pain of losing you
That never goes away
In secret I weep, in silence I cry
As each lonely hour and day passes by
There's only one thought that eases my pain
And it's knowing that we'll be together again
A garland of red roses
May the winds of love blow softly
And whisper for you to hear
That we'll always love and miss you
And wish that you were here
It isn't what we write
It isn't what we say
Its how we feel deep inside
As we think of you today
Your memory is a keepsake
With which we will never part
God has you in His keeping
We have you in our hearts
A special person, a special face
Someone we love and can't replace
Never selfish, always kind
These are the memories he left behind
I hear his voice in the silent hours
When the house is very still
And feel the touch of his unseen hand
Guiding and helping me still
Together life was bright and gay
A parting seemed so far away
You left a place no-one can fill
We miss you dad and always will
Sweet and lasting memories
Are all we have of you
We will keep them tucked away
Until our lives are through
Softly the leaves of memory fall
Gently we gather and treasure them all
A thought, a prayer are all we can give
These you will have as long as we live
Loving thoughts till the end of time
Of a wonderful wife I am proud was mine
Treasured forever
Of love and happiness shared together

The years may pass but still you stay
As near and dear as yesterday
If memories bring you closer
We are never far apart
Not a day will I forget you
You'll always be in my heart
If memories and love can keep us together
Then with each passing day we are closer than ever
A silent grief that's in our hearts
No human eye can trace
For many a broken heart is hid
Beneath a smiling face
Look around your garden Lord
Find the son we love
Put your arms around him
We only wish we could
Though you're no longer with me
Every day I find
In one way or another
You're back there in my mind
I might hear a piece of music
And at once my mind is stirred
Back to a treasured moment
The two of us have shared
I never try to stop them
I let them just flow through
It's just my way of spending time
Once again with you

There is a face before us
A voice we'd love to hear
A smile we will always remember
Of a dad we loved so dear

A smile for all, a heart of gold
The very best the world could hold
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
A garland of red roses a garland of red roses
Your life was full of loving deeds
Forever thoughtful of our special needs
Today and tomorrow my whole life through
I will always love and cherish you


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