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Memorial Verses

Please find below a range of verses to help inspire your message on a memorial card to remember your Loved one by. The verses are arranged by Short, Medium and Long.

Short Memorial Verses

1
The tears in my eyes I can wipe away,
The ache in my heart will always stay.
2
Tenderly we treasure the past,
With memories that will always last
3
As you were you will always be,
Treasured forever in our memory
4
Mom holds her children’s hands for awhile,
Their hearts forever
5
Though absent you are very near,
Still loved, still missed, and very dear
6
Dearer still as the years depart,
He lives forever in my heart.
7
You still live on in the hearts and minds,
Of the loving family you left behind
8
A garden of beautiful memories,
Sprayed with a million tears.
9
Beautiful memories are treasured ever,
Of happy days when we were together
10
Loved with a love beyond all feeling,
Missed with a grief beyond all tears.
11
Memories are like threads of gold,
They never tarnish or grow old
12
Wherever I go, whatever I do,
Memories keep me near to you
13
Gentle, unselfish, a friend ever true,
My best possession, Mother, was you
14
While you, dear Mother, rest and sleep,
Your loving memory we’ll always keep.
15
I keep in my heart the love of the past,
For there it was planted forever to last
16
Together in the same old way,
Would be my dearest wish today
17
Loved with a love beyond telling,
Missed with a grief beyond all tears
18
Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His loving breast
19
Sweet little flower of heavenly birth,
She was too fair to bloom on earth.
20
No length of time can take away
My thoughts of you today.
21
Always in our thoughts,
Forever in our hearts
22
A little tribute, small and tender,
Just to say we still remember.
23
Though absent you are very near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
24
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts
25
In the hearts of those who loved you
You will always be there
26
Thoughts today,
Memories forever
27
Sadly missed,
Lovingly remembered.
28
Forever remembered,
Forever missed.
29
Remembering you on this day,
Comforted by so many memories.
30
A page in our book of memories,
Is gently turned today
31
Your beauty is missed in every way.
“Forever in our hearts.”
32
Silent memories true and tender,
Just to show we still remember

Medium Memorial Verses

33
If we could only speak to her,
And hold her loving hand,
No matter what we said or did,
I know she’d understand.
34
Memory is a lovely lane,
Where hearts are ever true,
A lane I so often travel down,
Because it leads to you.
35
I sit and wonder every day,
Why the Lord chose to call you away,
I think He saw you needed rest,
He only takes the very best.
36
A sadness still comes over us,
Tears in silence often flow,
Memory keeps you ever near us,
Though you died one year ago
37
Loving you is easy,
We do it every day,
Missing you is a heartache,
That never goes away.
38
Loving memories of one so dear,
Treasured still with a love sincere,
In our hearts she is living yet,
We loved her too dearly to forget
39
It’s just a little,
But means a lot,
To say dear friend,
I haven’t forgot
40
No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God can tell us why.
41
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of me went with you,
The day God called you home
42
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed, and very dear
43
Although we smile and make no fuss,
No one misses him more than us;
And when old times we often recall,
That’s when we miss him most of all.
44
Every tear is a prism through which I see,
A rainbow of emotions and memories,
Though fate has led you to another place,
True moments hold meaning time can never erase
45
Thinking of the thoughtful things,
That you have said and done,
And loving you a little more,
Dear ……, for every one.
46
Although you can’t be here with me,
We’re truly not apart,
Until the final breath I take,
You’ll be living in my heart
47
Treasured thoughts of one so dear,
Often bring a silent tear,
Thoughts of scenes long past,
Years roll on but memories last
48
I did not see you close your eyes,
Or hear your last faint sigh,
I only heard that you were gone,
Too late to say goodbye.
49
Just a thought of sweet remembrance,
Just a memory, sad and true;
Just the love and sweet devotion,
Of the one who thinks of you.
50
God grant us serenity to accept
Things we can not change;
Courage to change the things we can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
51
If tear drops could build a stairway
And memory a lane,
We’d walk the long road to reach,
And bring him home again.
52
Because in her life she was saintly,
Because in her heart she was pure,
Her reward we are sure must be Heaven,
And our grief we must try to endure.
53
You are not forgotten, sister (brother),
Nor ever will you be,
As long as life and memory lasts,
We will remember thee.
54
Looking back with memories,
Upon the path you trod,
We bless the hours we had with you,
And leave the rest with God.

Long Memorial Verses

55
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 by my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
56
Along the road of
Suffering
You found a little lane;
That took you up
to heaven,
And ended all your pain.
You may be out of sight,
We may be worlds apart;
But you are always
in our prayers,
And forever in our
hearts.
57
God looked around His garden and saw an empty space,
He then looked down upon earth
and saw your tired face,
He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest,
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.

God knew you were in pain and a cure was not to be,
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered come to me.
With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you slip away,
Although we loved you dearly we knew you could not stay.

It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you the
Day God called you home.
58
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.

What she suffered she told but few,
She did not deserve
what she went through,
Tired and weary she made no fuss,
But tried so hard to stay with us.

We prayed for a miracle all in vain,
That God would make you well again.
But God knew best, we had to part,
It eased your pain but broke our hearts.

We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.

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 one of the best.
59
We hold you close
within our hearts,
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us
throughout our lives.
Until we meet again.
So rest in peace
dear loved one,
And thanks for all
you’ve done,
We pray that God
has given you,
The crown you’ve
truly won.
60
We did not see you close your eyes,
We did not see you die,
All we knew was that you were gone,
Without a last goodbye,
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.
The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memories still,
But death has left a vacant place,
This world can never fill.
Your life was one of kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others’ needs,
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Beautiful memories left behind
61
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Those who loved you dearly,
Are the ones who can’t forget.

We often sit and think of you,
And think of how you died,
To think you could not say goodbye,
Before you closed your eyes.

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.

Two tired eyes are sleeping,
Two willing hands are still,
The one who worked so hard for us,
Is resting at God’s will.

Our family chain is broken,
Nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The links shall join again.
62
Death is nothing at all -I have only slipped
away into the next room.
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 to.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little
jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word
that it always was. Let it be spoken without
effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It
is the same that it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity.

Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was
before – only better, infinitely happier and
forever – we will all be one together
with Christ.
63
A bouquet of beautiful memories,
Sprayed with a million tears,
Wishing God could have spared you,
If just for a few more years.
It does not take a special day,
For us to think of you.
Each Mass we hear, each prayer we say,
Is offered up to you.
We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.
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 silent grief that’s in our hearts,
No human eye can trace,
For many a broken heart is hid,
Beneath a smiling face.
64
Don’t think of her as gone away
Her journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting,
From the sorrow and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort,
Where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing,
That we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness,
Can really pass away.

And think of her as living,
In the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost,
And she was loved so much.
We love you, Mom,
65
I am writing this from heaven,
where I dwell with God above,
where there’s no more tears or sadness, there is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
because I’m out of sight,
remember that I’m with you,
every morning, noon and night.
And I will be beside you,
every day, and week, and year,
and when you’re sad I’m standing there to wipe away the tear.
But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth’s no more,
I am closer to you now
than I ever was before.
And when its time for you to go,
from that body to be free,
remember that you’re not going away,
you’re coming home to me.
And I will always love you,
from this happy land above,
I’ll soon be in touch again
with you; PS God sends his love.
© 1998 Ruth Ann Mahaffey
66
No further away than a picture,
A smile or remembered phrase,
Our loved ones live in memory,
So close in many ways.

For how often does a sunset,
Bring nostalgic thought to mind,
Of moments that our
loved one shared,
In days now left behind.

How often has a flower,
Or a crystal summer sky,
Brought golden reflections,
Of happy times gone by!

Yes, memory has a magic way,
Of keeping loved ones near,
Ever close in mind and heart,
Are the ones we hold most dear.
67
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
To sweet Eternity.

We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.

Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some, the journey’s slow.

But when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.
68
We thought of you with
love today,
But that is nothing new,
We thought about you yesterday,
And days before that too.

We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name,
Now all we have is memories,
And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part,
God has you in his keeping,
We have you in our heart.
69
If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother’s 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 everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart,
that will never go away.
70
Fly, fly do not fear
Don’t waste a breath,
Don’t shed a tear.
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don’t wait for me
Above the universe you’ll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won’t forget……
71
In all the world we shall not find
A heart so wonderfully kind,
So soft a voice, so sweet a smile,
Inspiration worthwhile;
A sympathy so sure, so deep
A love so beautiful to keep.
72
Goodbye Dad, I had to say
A few months ago on a cold winter day
I’ll remember the good times ,
and try not to be sad
But saying goodbye still hurts so bad
I miss you more then I can express
My love for you will never grow less
I keep trying to imagine how I will go on
I realize tomorrow is another dawn
I know you’re in heaven above
Looking down on us with all your love
Only to whisper in our ear
Remember that I’ll never stop loving you dear
I’ll always remember the good times we had
Remember the man, my wonderful Dad
I’ll remember you each and every day
And if I need to talk to you,
I’ll just sit down and pray
One day we’ll be together again
To talk about all the places we been
Until the time I’ll always treasure,
having you for a Dad was such a great pleasure
73
A million times I’ve needed you,
A million times I’ve cried,
If love could have saved you dear,
You never would have died.

Things we feel most deeply,
Are the hardest things to say,
My dearest ..(Name).. I loved you,
In a very special way.

If I could have one lifetime wish,
One dream that could come true,
I’d pray to God with all my heart,
For yesterday and you.
74
The moment that you died,
Our hearts split in two,
The one side filled with memories,
The other died with you.

We often lay awake at night,
When the world is fast asleep,
And take a walk down memory lane,
With tears upon our cheeks.

Remembering you is easy,
We do it every day,
But missing you is a heartache,
That never goes away.

We hold you tightly within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
Life has gone on without you,
But it never will be the same.

For those who still have their dads,
Treat him with tender care,
You will never know the emptiness,
As when you turn and he is not there.
75
I remember the day I met you,
And the day God made you mine,
I remember the day God took you,
And will till the end of time.
We made our vows together,
Until death do we part,
But the day God took you from me,
My whole world fell apart.
Sometimes I think I’m dreaming,
I can’t believe it’s true,
That I can go on living when I no longer have you,
And the memories of the happy years,
When we were together;
The joys, the tears, the love, the fears,
Will stay with me forever,
And when I’m sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong,
I seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”
Each time I see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry I’m only sleeping,
We’ll meet again someday.”
76
God gave us our mother,
and he tried to be fair,
and when he gave
us ours,
we got more than
our share.
Although he took
her back
one year ago today,
We are so grateful for,
the years he let her stay.
77
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We are all meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.

Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.

But when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord.
78
Right now I’m in a different place,
And though we seem apart,
I’m closer than I ever was.

… I’m there inside your heart
I’m with you when you greet each day,
And while the sun shines bright,
I’m there to share the sunsets, too.

… I’m with you every night,
I’m with you when the times are good to share a laugh or two,
And if a tear should start to fall,
… I’ll still be there for you
And when that day arrives,
That we no longer are apart,
I’ll smile and hold you close to me
… Forever

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