26 Funeral Poems

Compiled by Julie Hebert - Updated July 6, 2024

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When someone we love passes away we can feel overwhelmed and lost. Our emotions can cause us to be unsure of what to write in a bereavement card or at a funeral. On this page you will find funeral poems that can be used in many different ways to share you sympathies. They can also be used as part of a funeral service. Feel free to use any of these poems to help yourself or others grieve.

A poem can be comforting if you find one that expresses the way you feel or the way someone you're thinking about is feeling. If you ever feel like you just can't find the words, let a poem help you express yourself. So read through these poems and hopefully you will find one that will be perfect for a sympathy card or bereavement letter or even to read during a eulogy. And keep in mind, you never have to use the whole poem. If you find one that you feel really fits, with the exception of say, one line. Remove that line, or re-write it. Sometimes taking something that someone very talented wrote and making it specific to your needs is the perfect way to convey your condolences.

  1. A Blessing
    Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
    Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
    Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
    Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
    Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.

  2. Tears In Heaven
    by Eric Clapton, Will Jennings

    Would you hold my hand, if I saw you in heaven?
    Would you help me stand, if I saw you in heaven?
    I'll find my way through night and day
    'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven
    Beyond the door, there's peace I'm sure
    And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven
    Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven?
    Would you be the same, if I saw you in heaven?
    I must be strong and carry on
    'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

  3. There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.
    Sympathy Quotes

  4. In My Dreams
    Poet: Matthew Arnold

    Come to me in my dreams, and then
    By day I shall be well again!
    For then the night will more than pay
    The hopeless longing of the day.

  5. Funeral poems for your parents:

    Funeral Poems For Dad

    Funeral Poems For Mother

  6. To One In Sorrow
    Poet: Grace Noll Crownell

    Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
    And let me take your hand.
    I, who have known a sorrow such as yours,
    Can understand.
    Let me come in - I would be very still
    Beside you in your grief;
    I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,
    Tears bring relief.
    Let me come in - I would only breathe a prayer,
    And hold your hand,
    For I have known a sorrow such as yours,
    And understand.

  7. Goodbye
    Poet: Unknown

    Goodbyes are not forever.
    Goodbyes are not the end.
    They simply mean I'll miss you
    Until we meet again!

  8. Funeral poems for your grandparents:

    Funeral Poems For Grandma

    Funeral Poems For Grandpa

  9. Until We Meet Again
    An Irish Prayer

    Until we meet again,
    may God hold you
    in the palm of his hand.
    If I should go tomorrow
    It would never be goodbye,
    For I have left my heart with you,
    So don't you ever cry.
    The love that's deep within me,
    Shall reach you from the stars,
    You'll feel it from the heavens,
    And it will heal the scars.

  10. Do Not Weep
    Mary Frye

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    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.

  11. Remember the love that was once shared. Miss me, but let me go
    Quotes For Funerals

  12. When He Died
    by Thomas Love Peacock

    He kept at true good humour's mark
    The social flow of pleasure's tide:
    He never made a brow look dark,
    Nor caused a tear, but when he died.

  13. Dearest Son
    Poet: Unknown

    Dearest son how I miss you.
    Miss you more than tongue can tell,
    But in Heaven we hope to meet you,
    There Jesus does all things well.

    The blow was hard, the loss severe.
    To part with one we loved so dear.
    Why did he have to go when life seemed fair.
    And no dark clouds were near.

  14. More funeral poems:

    Funeral Poems For Sister

    Funeral Poems For Brother

    Funeral Poems For A Friend

    Pet Loss Poems

  15. We Celebrate
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    We celebrate the life you had,
    Full of joy, full of love.
    We'll miss your laughs and your smile,
    Your presence here so fine.

    But we know deep in our hearts,
    You now are with God above.
    So in peace we bid farewell,
    Till one day we meet again.

  16. We Will Be Together Again
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    I belong to you and you to me,
    I hate that we are so far apart.
    One day we will be, together again,
    And then never separate our heart.

  17. Missing You
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    I hate that I now wake up without you,
    I hate having an empty bed.
    I hope one day soon, I will stop missing you,
    But forever I will love you.

  18. Poems about missing someone special:

    Wish You Were Here Poems

    Poems To Mother In Heaven

    Funeral Poems To Say Goodbye

    I Miss You Poems

  19. When I Am Gone
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    When I am gone from this earth,
    Know I�ll be in your heart always.
    Through time and space, there�ll always be a place,
    Where you and I will again walk the hallways.

    Our time together may soon pass,
    But we will meet again someday.
    I�m sure of this, as my presence will still exist,
    In you and others everyday.

  20. Poems about death:

    Poems About Death

    Christian Poems On Death

  21. When Remembering Me
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    When you remember me,
    Make sure a smile will arise.
    Don�t think about the way I left,
    Thats not very wise.

    Think of all the happiness,
    That we share together.
    We loved to laugh and have great fun,
    Especially in the great weather.

    So when you remember me,
    Think of those great times.
    Whenever you remember me,
    They�ll bring a sparkle to your eyes.

  22. Again Sometime
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Here I sit on my couch,
    Staring out at the blowing trees.
    Its funny how that reminds me,
    So much of you with such gentle ease.

    When I sit and think of you,
    My heart aches every time.
    But I know you�re up in heaven,
    And will see you again sometime.

  23. Anger Turns To Love
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    I hate the fact your gone,
    I wanted so much more.
    Our time together went so quick,
    It seems as if we�re scorn.

    I know that our time is on pause,
    And one day we�ll meet again.
    I just wish we could have had more,
    Time in our domain.

    But with time my anger will leave,
    And all I�ll feel is love.
    I know you�re watching over me,
    Up in heaven far above.

  24. Poems of comfort:

    Sympathy Poems

    Memorial Poems

    Condolence Poems

    Poems For Grief

  25. Until Then
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    I miss you,
    And love you,
    I hope to,
    Someday see you.

    Our time was,
    So precious,
    So loving,
    And breathless.

    One day we,
    Will meet again,
    And comfort,
    Will regain.

    Until then,
    I will remember.
    The happiness of,
    Our family member.

  26. I still walk the beach, Since you've been gone, But not I walk it alone.
    Condolence Messages

  27. I�m Sorry For Your Loss
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Today I am sorry to say,
    You�ve lost someone you love.
    I hope you know how sorry we are,
    But remember their in heaven above.

    So hold on tight to your faith,
    As it will get you through.
    Knowing your love is somewhere safe,
    Hopefully brings comfort to you.

    If there is anything we can do,
    To help you through this time.
    Be sure to ask us for anything,
    As this is something we don�t mind.

    We hope you know we all love you,
    And don�t like to see you unhappy.
    It�ll take some time, but soon you�ll find,
    One day again you�ll feel happy.

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We hope you find these poems useful for a funeral or memorial service. May the poems bring comfort and wonderful memories of the deceased.

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