Funeral Poems Reflections and Sayings

Here is a collection of some funeral poems reflections and sayings we find particular appropriate and moving for any funeral service you are preparing.

“Love is immortal and death is only an horizon,
and an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight!”

“Even before you ask me Lord,
I will say to you “here I am“


He Is Gone by David Harkins
You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

She Is Gone by David Harkins
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 will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is 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 would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on


If Roses Grow in Heaven
If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.

Place them in my Mothers arms
And tell her they’re from me

Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for a while

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away


God saw you getting tired
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around you and whispered “come with me”
With tearful eyes we watched you, slowly fade away.
Although we loved you dearly, we would not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best


Gods Garden Anon
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


I Miss You
I miss you since God called you
To his radiant realms above;
I miss just being with you
And the sharing of our love

I miss you in the morning
When the sunrise gilds the skies,
I miss your tender greeting
And the love light in your eyes.

I miss you in the daytime
As I walk my lonely way,
Knowing how much more I’ll miss you
At the closing of the day

And yet, deep down within me
Far beyond the grief and pain,
I know that sometime, somewhere
We shall surely meet again.

That in the shining realms above,
Beyond life’s little day
Will come the flowering of our love
Along God’s chosen way.

I searched the wonders of nature
For visions as lovely as you,
Found snow-covered peaks and waterfalls
And roses with sequins of dew.

Then taking my palette and brushes
I captured the joys that I saw
And hung all the canvases on my walls
Till the walls couldn’t hold any more.

Surrounded by these many splendors
My dazzled mind held in their thrall,
I spent several hours and didn’t feel
The pain of your absence at all.

But alas all my beautiful pictures
Began to dissolve in the night,
And walls once again stark and empty
Greeted the cold morning light.

I thought of you then and remembered
All the treasures beyond your sweet face.
And I knew you were one of the wonders
That nature could never replace