Communion Reflections for funerals

Here is a selection of some communion reflections for funerals that we find particularly appropriate and moving for different funeral services. Click here for more information about funeral services.

Miss me a little, but not for long,
And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that once we shared,
Miss me but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.

Its all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.

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?

You are lonely and sick at heart
Go with the friends we know.

Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.

To my family and my friends, my last breath does not say “goodbye”, for my love for all of you is timeless beyond the touch of death.

I leave myself to your memory with love. I leave my thoughts my laughter my dreams to you whom I have treasured beyond god and precious gems.

I give you what no thief can steal, the memories of our time together: the tender, love-filled moments, the successes we have shared,the hard times that brought us closer together and the roads we have walked side by side.

I also leave you a solemn promise that after I am home in the bosom of God, I will still be present whenever and wherever you call on me.

My energy will be drawn to you by the magnet of love. Whenever you are in need call me: I will come to you with my arms full of wisdom and light to open up your blocked paths, to untangle your knots and to be your avenue to God.

And all I take with me as I leave is your love and the memories of all that we have shared.

Fear nor, nor grieve, at my departure, you whom I have love so much for my roots and yours are forever intertwined.
(adapted from “prayers for a planetary pilgrim)

Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones,
Oh so happy and so bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder why I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?

Oh? But Jesus ‘ arm to lean on ,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;

Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Fathers will

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;

Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus ‘ land.

When that work is all completed
He will gently call you home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!