Bereavement Verses


It is sometimes difficult to find the write words to say to a grieving person so bereavement verses can be helpful in sharing your words of condolence.  Condolence phrases can also be a great addition to any letter or message you wish to extend.  Maybe the following memorial verses can help when writing your condolence message.


May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish Blessing 


Indian Prayer 

When I am dead 

Cry for me a little 

Think of me sometimes 

But not too much. 

Think of me now and again 

As I was in life 

At some moments it's pleasant to recall 

But not for long. 

Leave me in peace 

And I shall leave you in peace 

And while you live 

Let your thoughts be with the living.


Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven
where the love of our lost ones pours through
and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy.
Author Unknown

Say not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was. 

Hebrew proverb

May you find these bereavement verses helpful and feel free to use them in a card or letter.  You may also find them useful when preparing for the funeral.




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Additional Verses

All Is Well 
Death is nothing at all, 
I have only slipped into the next room 
I am I and you are you 
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 
Put no difference in your tone, 
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow 
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. 
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. 
Let my name be ever the household world that it always was, 
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it. 
Life means all that it ever meant. 
It it the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity. 
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? 
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, 
Just around the corner. 

All is well. 

Henry Scott Holland


While we are mourning the loss of our friend,
others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
John Taylor

May the blessings of love be upon you,
May its peace abide with you,
May its essence illuminate your heart,
Now and forever more
A Blessing
Do not stand at my grave and weep 
I am not there, I do not sleep 
I am a 1,000 winds that blow 
I am the diamond glints on snow 
I am the sun on ripened grain 
I am the gentle autumn rain 
When you awaken in the morning's hush 
I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled light 
I am the soft star that shines at night 
Do not stand at my grave and cry 
I am not there; I did not die. 
Author Unknown