• Afterglow

    I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one,

    I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is gone.

    I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

    Of happy times, and laughing times, and bright and sunny days.

    I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,

    Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

  • Bridge of Love

    There is a bridge of memory.

    From earth to heaven above.

    It keeps you always near us,

    it’s called the bridge of love.

    May you always walk in sunshine

    and God’s love around you flow,

    for happiness you gave us,

    no one will ever know.

    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.

  • Do Not Grieve For Me

    Don’t grieve for me, for I’m free,

    I’m following paths God made for me

    I took his hand, I heard him call,

    then turned, and bid farewell to all.

    I could not stay another day

    to laugh, to love, to sing, to play,

    tasks left undone must stay that way.

    I found my peace...at close of play

    and if my parting left a void,

    then fill it with remembered joy.

    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss

    ah yes, these things I too will miss.

    Be not burdened...deep with sorrow,

    I wish you sunshine of tomorrow.

    My life’s been full. I’ve savoured much,

    good friends, good times,

    a loved one’s touch.

    Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.

    Don’t lengthen it now with grief

    Lift up your heart and share with me,

    God wants me now...he set me free.

  • Ecclestiates III

    To every thing there is a season, and

    a time to every purpose under the

    heaven: A time to be born, and a time

    to die; a time to plant, and a time to

    pluck up that which is planted; A time

    to kill, and a time to heal; a time to

    break down, and a time to build up; a

    time to weep, and a time to laugh; a

    time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    A time to cast away stones, and a time

    to gather stones together; a time to

    embrace, and a time to refrain from

    embracing; A time to get, and a time

    to lose; a time to keep, and a time to

    cast away; A time to reap, and a time

    to sew; a time to keep silence, and a

    time to speak; A time to love, and a

    time to hate; a time of war, and a time

    of peace.

  • Fill Not Your Hearts

    Fill not your hearts with pain and

    sorrow, but remember me in every

    tomorrow. Remember the joy, the

    laughter, the smiles. I’ve only gone

    to rest a while. Although my leaving

    causes pain and grief, my going has

    eased my hurt and given me relief.

    So dry your eyes and remember me,

    not as I am but as I used to be.

    Because, I will remember you all and

    look on with a smile. Understand in

    your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest

    awhile. As long as I have the love

    of you, I can live my life in the

    hearts of all of you.

  • Gentle Face

    Your gentle face and patient smile with

    sadness we recall, you had a kindly word

    for each and died beloved by all. The voice

    is mute and stilled the heart, that loved us

    well and true. Ah, bitter was the trial to part

    from one so good as you. You are not

    forgotten loved one nor will you ever be.

    As long as life and memory last we will

    remember thee. We miss you now, our

    hearts are sore, as time goes by we miss

    you more. Your loving smile, your gentle

    face no one can fill your vacant place.

  • 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 to Me".

    With tearful eyes we watched you,

    and saw you pass away.

    Although we loved you dearly,

    we could 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.

  • Heartstrings

    When those we love go away, they never really leave us;

    they are with us now, wherever we are.

    Those whom we have cherished, live on forever,

    for love wraps itself around the heart.

    Although it’s difficult now, someday beyond our tears

    and all the world’s wrongs; beyond the clouds

    and all that we can see and touch, we shall all understand.

  • Indian Prayer

    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 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 cry, I am not there. I did not die.

  • Irish Blessings

    May the road rise to meet you,

    May the wind be always at your back,

    May the sun shine warm upon your face,

    The rains fall soft upon your fields,

    And until we meet again,

    may God hold you in the

    hollow of His hand.

  • John 8:12

    Jesus said:

    “I am the light of the world. He that

    follows me shall not walk in darkness,

    but shall have the light of life.”

    John 8:12

  • Matthew 11:28

    Come to me,

    all of you

    who are tired

    from carrying

    your heavy loads,

    and I will

    give you rest.

  • Mother Dear

    Beautiful things in this life

    are manifold tis true,

    we count the stars by thousands,

    the birds and flowers, too;

    The sunsets and dawnings,

    rare beauties far and near,

    but all the wide world over,

    there’s just one “Mother Dear.”

  • Psalm 23

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

    He leadeth me beside the still waters. He

    restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the

    paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of

    the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:

    for Thou art with me: Thy rod and Thy

    staff they comfort me. Thou preparest

    a table before me in the presence of

    mine enemies: thou anointest my head

    with oil: my cup runneth over. Surely

    goodness and mercy shall follow me

    all the days of my life: and I will dwell

    in the house of the Lord for ever.

  • Precious Gift

    One gift, above all others God gives

    to us to treasure one that knows no

    time, no place and one gold cannot

    measure. The precious, poignant,

    tender gift of Memory ~ that will keep

    our dear ones ever in our hearts

    although God gives them sleep. It

    brings back long remembered things

    a song, a word, a smile and our world’s

    a better place~~~~because we had them

    for awhile!

  • Remember Me

    Remember me whenever you see a sunrise.

    Remember me whenever you see a star.

    Remember me whenever you see a rainbow,

    or woods in Autumn colors from afar.

    Remember me whenever you see roses,

    or seagulls sailing high in a sky of blue.

    Remember me whenever you see waves

    shining in the sun. Remember me and

    I’ll be remembering you! Remember me

    whenever you see a teardrop or meadows

    still wet with morning dew. Remember

    me when you feel love growing in your

    heart and remember I’ll be remembering

    you!

  • Safely Home

    I am home in heaven, dear ones. Oh, so

    happy and so bright! There is a perfect

    joy and beauty in the 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. There is work

    still waiting for you, so you must not idly

    stand, do it now, while life remaineth, you

    shall rest in God’s own land. When that

    work is all completed, oh, the rapture of

    that meeting; oh, the joy to see you come!

  • Serenity

    God grant me the serenity to accept the

    things I cannot change, the courage to

    change the things I can, and the wisdom

    to know the difference.

  • Some People

    Some people come into our lives and quickly go.

    But there are those that move our souls to dance.

    They awaken us to new understanding with the

    passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people

    make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.

    They stay in our lives for awhile, leave

    footprints on our hearts and we are never,

    ever the same.

  • Timothy

    I have fought the good fight, I have

    finished the race, I have kept the faith.

    Henceforth there is laid up for me the

    crown of righteousness.

    2 Timothy 4:7-8

  • To Those Who Love Me

    When I am gone, just release me,

    let me go – so I can move into my

    afterglow. You mustn’t tie me down

    with your tears; let’s be happy that

    we had so many years. I gave you my

    love, you can only guess how much you

    gave me in happiness. I thank you for

    the love you each have shown but now

    it’s time I traveled alone. So grieve for

    me a while, if grieve you must, then let

    your grief be comforted with trust. It’s only

    for a while that we must part, so bless the

    memories within your heart. And then,

    when you must come this way alone, I’ll

    greet you with a smile and a

    “WELCOME HOME.”

  • We Sat Beside Your Bedside

    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.

  • When I Must Leave You

    When I must leave you for a little while,

    please do not grieve and shed wild tears

    and hug your sorrow to you through the

    years. But start out bravely with a gallant

    smile; and for my sake and in my name

    live on and do all things the same. Feed

    not your loneliness on empty days, but

    fill each waking hour in useful ways.

    Reach out your hand in comfort and in

    cheer, and I in turn will comfort you and

    hold you near; and never, never be afraid

    to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky!

  • When Those We Love

    When those we love go

    away, they never really

    leave us; they are with us

    now, wherever we are.

    Those whom we have

    cherished,live on forever,

    for love wraps itself

    around the heart.

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Verses for Memorial Cards

There are many verses that may be used on the Memorial Card. Some of these verses are listed below.