29 Moving Funeral Poems for a Grandmother - Sympathy Message Ideas (2023)

The funeral of a grandmother is incredibly sad. So often it’s our grandparents, specifically grandmother’s, who become such important parts of our lives – easy to talk to and turn to when we need some advice or wisdom.

So your grandmothers funeral is the time to say goodbye and remember how special she was, even though it will be so hard and heartbreaking for you.

And even more so if you are planning on paying tribute to your gran or giving a reading at the funeral. But a really good way to express your feelings for her is with a moving poem.

These funeral poems have been chosen as we feel they are perfect for a memorial reading or eulogy for your grandmother. Many will succinctly sum up how much she meant to you whereas others will celebrate all she did and how important she was to those who knew her.

Whichever way you choose to pay tribute to your grandmother using one of these funeral poems will be a great way to remember her legacy in a moving way.

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Funeral Poems for Grandmothers


You fed me well, you made me strong.
You taught me to know right from wrong.
You made me feel that I belong.
You showed me the value of a song.
You gave me life, you gave me love.
You always knew the way I feel.
You used the words you thought might heal.
You convinced me it was no big deal.
Your advice would keep it real.
You gave me life, you gave me love.
Broken hearts you liked to mend.
It was not in your nature to offend.
Birthday cards you’d always send.
You knew the value of family and friends.
You give me life, you give me love.
You left me now, you’ve gone away.
I’m left behind, I have to stay.
So I’ll just have to pray.
I’ll meet you again another day.
You always had that ‘special touch’.
I loved you so very, very much.
You gave me life, you gave me love.
Please watch over me from above.

By Unknown


The Magic of a Grandmother’s Touch

There’s magic in a Grandmother’s touch,
and sunshine in her smile.
There’s love in everything she does
to make our lives worthwhile.
We can find both hope and courage
Just by looking in her eyes.
Her laughter is a source of joy,
her works are warm and wise.
There is a kindness and compassion
to be found in her embrace,
and we see the light of heaven
shining from a Grandmother’s face.

By Unknown


She Is Gone

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her

Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone

Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what she would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

By David Harkins



Such wonderful memories of Nanny
The Nanny we all used to know
We kept you too long and there waiting
The angels have said you can go
Bright golden gates that are shining
Full of family to bid you hello
So blow us a kiss as you’re leaving
Our sadness we’ll try not to show
Such wonderful memories of Nanny
We all have our favourites you see
As you enter those gates you’ll be thinking
They’re all there thinking of me!

By Laura White



God looked around his garden
and found an empty space.
Then he looked down upon this 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.

Author Unknown


Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you
You taught us love and how to fight
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best
And now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.

By Unknown

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My Loving Grandmother

When I had no shoulder to lean on,
and my eyes were filled with tears.
I had my Nana to count on,
to drive away my fears.
Despite all the wrong I’d done,
when the light I couldn’t see,
Nana was my shining sun,
who gently consoled me.
She always encouraged and inspired me,
to follow my every dream,
she’d tell me that I was not alone,
cause she was my team.
She’d tell everyone about me,
what I was doing, when and how,
she preserved everything I ever gave her,
from the time I was little till now.
Without you nana I am so lost,
my tears just won’t dry,
but I believe your one of gods angels,
you spread your wings and fly.
We are sure you are around us,
in every thing we do,
your one of Gods angels we do trust,
we can see all are wishes come true.
Dear Nana we really miss you,
and wish with us you’d always be,
but since God wants you too,
I’ll keep your memories alive in me.

By Nivedeeta Pereira


Gone From Us

Gone from us that smiling face,
The cheerful pleasant ways,
The heart that won so many friends,
In bygone, happy days.
A life made beautiful by kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others’ needs.
To a beautiful life,
Comes a happy end,
She died as she lived,
Everyone’s friend.

By Unknown


A Tear for Nana

Grandmother, when I think about you being gone,
My heart is saddened, and I don’t know how I’ll go on.
You always had time to listen to my complaints,
I’ve said so many times, “That woman’s a saint.”
You taught me more about life than anyone at all.
And were always available, anytime I would call.
I shed a tear because my “Nana’s” gone.
Now somehow I’ll find the strength to go on.

By J. Allen Shaw


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
and although we love 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

By Unknown


Her Smile

Though her smile is gone forever
and her hand I cannot touch
I still have so many memories
Of the one I loved so much.
Her memory is now my keepsake
Which with I’ll never part.
God has her in his keeping
I have her in my heart.
Sadly missed but never forgotten.

By Unknown


As We Look Back

As we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering..
Did we remember to thank you enough
For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgement,
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles and times we shared?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We’re thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.

By Clare Jones


A Wonderful Grandmother

We had a wonderful grandmother
One who never really grew old
Her smile was made of sunshine
And her heart was solid gold
Her eyes were bright as shining stars
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful grandmother,
And that’s the way it will always be.
But take heed, because
She’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
She will like what she sees.

By Unknown


You Only Have One Grandmother

You can have one special grandmother
Patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To Grandma you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear Grandmaup above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.

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By Unknown


If Flowers Grow in Heaven

If flowers grow in heaven,
Lord, then pick a bunch for me.
Then place them in my grandmother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.

Tell her that I love and miss her
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

By Unknown


A Poem for Grandma

Grandma, you were just a girl, So many years ago.
You had your loves and had your dreams,
You watched us come and go.
You watched us make the same mistakes,
That you had made before,
But that just made you hold us tight,
And love us all the more.
We haven’t always thought about
The things that you have seen.
To us you’ve just been ‘Grandma’,
No thought of who you’ve been.
But we remember now in love,
Your life from start to end,
And we’re just glad we knew you,
As Grandma, and as Friend.

By Unknown


She’s in the Sun, the Wind, the Rain

She’s in the sun, the wind, the rain,
she’s in the air you breathe
with every breath you take.
She sings a song of hope and cheer,
there’s no more pain, no more fear.
You’ll see her in the clouds above,
hear her whisper words of love,
you’ll be together before long,
until then, listen for her song.

By Christy Ann Martine


The Watcher

She always leaned to watch for us
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window,
In summer by the gate.

And though we mocked her tenderly
Who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem more safe,
Because she waited there.

Her thoughts were all so full of us,
She never could forget,
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet.

Waiting ‘til we come home to her
Anxious if we are late
Watching from Heaven’s window
Leaning from Heaven’s gate.

By Margaret Widdemer


My Grandmother

In my Rose Garden of memories
I see you standing there
An angel in disguise
Who taught me how to care
I long to hear your voice
for real not in my dreams
I am missing you so much these days
how empty my world seems
People say time heals all wounds
that someday the pain will subside
But Grandma I can tell you
I think they must have lied
The emptiness I am feeling now
is strong and I am weak
These days go by without you
so dreary and so bleak
In my Rose Garden of memories
I know you’ll always be
for though you’re gone
from this mortal world
In my heart you’ll always be

By Victoria L. Payne



The words you spoke so wisely
Have never been so clear.
All the lessons that you taught me
Still remain right here.

I am left here wishing
To hear your voice one last time,
Once more to hear you sing
That I am your sunshine.

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You told me it would be all right,
But I feel that isn’t true.
The only thing to make this better
Is if I was there with you.

I know this isn’t possible,
But it’s hard to think it so.
I know you’re now not suffering,
But I hate to see you go.

I’d let you wear that fanny pack,
I swear I wouldn’t care,
Just to have you back one more time,
Just to have you there.

I’d give a million dollars,
To read one last email,
To decode that secret message
About treasures from a sale.

I know the pain will slowly leave,
And your memories will stay,
Your time with us was special,
And it is often replayed.

My sunshine was taken,
Now my skies are left grey.
Oh, the things that I would give
For only one more day.

You were more than just a Grandma,
You were my best friend.
My life has changed forever,
But I’ll still love you ’til the end.

By Rob


Richer Than Gold

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be –
I had a Grandmother who read to me.

By Strickland Gillilan




I cannot say and I will not say
That she is dead, she is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
She has wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since she lingers there.
And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of her still the same way, I say.

By James Whitcomb Riley


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Grandma, your life was full of loving deeds,
forever thoughtful of our special needs.
Today and tomorrow, my whole life through,
I will always love and cherish you.
There was magic in grandmother’s touch,
and sunshine in her smile.
There was love in everything she did
to make our lives worthwhile.
We found both hope and courage
just by looking in her eyes.
Her laughter was a source of joy,
her words warm and wise.
There was a kindness and compassion
found in her embrace,
And shining down from Heaven above
we see the glow of Grandma’s face.

By Unknown


Light After Dark

As I sat by my window,
Looking out at the grey sky.

Tears rolled down my cheeks,

As its finally time to say goodbye.

Goodbye to a friend
Who was always there.

Goodbye to a family

Who always showed care.

Someone whom I turn to,
I don’t know how to move on.

Someone whom I relate to,

But now you’re gone.

But then a blue bird came,
And sat by my window.

The sun starts shining,

And evaporated all my sorrow.

Good memories came
To wash away the sadness.

Mended my heart

And filled it with gladness.

I wiped away my tears
And now that you’re gone.

I can’t give up now

I have to move on.

By Nurul Naiimah


From a Grandmothers Perspective

Remember me with smiles not tears,
For all the joy through all the years.
Recall the closeness that was ours,
A love as “sweet” as fragrant flowers.

Don’t dwell on thoughts that cause you pain,
We’ll see each other once again.
I am at peace, try to believe,
It was my time, I had to leave.

But “what a view”, I have from here,
I see your face, I feel you near,
I follow you throughout the day,
You’re not alone along the way.

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And when god calls you, you will be ,
Right by my side, right here with me.
Till then, I’ll wait by heaven’s door,
We’ll be united… evermore!

By Unknown


Weep Not For Me

Weep not for me though I have gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet flight
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years
There is no pain, I suffer not
The fear is now all gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death
But celebrate my life.

By Unknown


Last Journey

There is a train at the station
With a seat reserved just for me
I’m excited about its destination
As I’ve heard it sets you free

The trials and tribulations
The pain and stress we breathe
Don’t exist were I am going
Only happiness I believe

I hope that you will be there
To wish me on my way
It’s not a journey you can join in
It’s not your time today

There’ll be many destinations
Some are happy, some are sad
Each one a brief reminder
Of the great times that we’ve had

Many friends I know are waiting
Who took an earlier train
To greet and reassure me
That nothing has really changed

We’ll take the time together
To catch up on the past
To build a new beginning
One that will always last

One day you’ll take your journey
On the train just like me
And i promise that I’ll be there
At the station and you will see

That Life is just a journey
Enriched by those you meet
No one can take that from you
It’s always yours to keep’

But now as no seat is vacant
You will have to muddle through
Make sure you fulfill your ambitions
As you know I’ll be watching you

And if there’s an occasion
To mention who you knew
Speak kindly of that person
As one day it will be you

Now i can’t except this ending
And as it’s time for me to leave
Please make haste to the reception
To enjoy my drinks, they’re free!

By Timothy Coote


To Those Whom I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that I have had so many years
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I think you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I traveled on alone
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories in your heart
I will not be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can not see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear
Then, when you must come this way alone
I will greet you with a smile and a
“Welcome Home”

Mary Alice Ramish


These are just some of our favorite funeral poems for grandmothers that are out there.

We hope you liked them and that they have give you a way to remember or say goodbye to your grandmother after she has passed away.

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29 Moving Funeral Poems for a Grandmother - Sympathy Message Ideas? ›

Love you grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place.

What should I read at my grandma's funeral? ›

10 funeral poems for Grandma
  • Memories in The Heart (author unknown) ...
  • Remember Me, by Christina Rossetti. ...
  • Warning by Jenny Joseph. ...
  • When I Must Leave You, by Helen Steiner Rice. ...
  • A Wonderful Grandmother (Author unknown) ...
  • The Watcher by Anne Widdemer. ...
  • Legacy of Love (author unknown) ...
  • God Looked Around His Garden.
Mar 27, 2018

What is a good tribute to your grandmother? ›

Love you grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place.

How do you write a funeral tribute to your grandma? ›

Concentrate on the memories you shared with your grandmother, what she taught you, what she enjoyed in life, how she influenced your life and why you will miss her. Use memories or incidents that characterize her best. It's the stories and memories about your grandmother that will make your tribute special and unique.

What do you say at a grandmother's funeral speech? ›

You shaped who my children are. You influenced all of us so greatly. I will always love you and save a special corner of my heart to keep you with me. And I know we will miss you every day of our lives.

How do you start a funeral speech for your grandma? ›

For the introduction, you can lead to your speech by giving the overarching theme of the stories you'll tell. Or, you can simply introduce yourself and start talking about your grandmother and the life she led. In the body of your eulogy, you should include transitions from one story or explanation to another.

How do I say goodbye to my grandmother? ›

Make sure that you leave room for some memorable conversation.
  1. Call her often. If your grandmother is still able to take phone calls, set some time aside daily to call her and tell her about what your day was like and ask her about hers. ...
  2. Write to her. ...
  3. Send her a gift. ...
  4. Send her photos.
Jun 2, 2022

What is a sweet message for grandmother death? ›

Your grandma gave me so many happy memories. I'll miss her, but I'll also cherish those memories.” Someone who lived a long life had many opportunities to make a positive impact on others. Remind a grieving friend about the happy experiences you and others had because of their grandmother.

What can I write to my grandmother in heaven? ›

I'm so thankful to have had the connection we did and while I'm better since you passed, and it has been almost three years, it's still hard. But I know you're always there, and you will always guide me and protect me. I love you, and I am sure we'd meet someday in another world! — Your ever grateful granddaughter.

What is a short message for my grandparents who passed away? ›

– “Your light shone so brightly in this world, goodbye and goodbye in memory of you, Grandpa.” – “Your smile and laughter will be remembered forever. In loving memory of my Grandpa.” – “You may have passed away, but your legacy will live on in our hearts forever.

How do you write a short funeral tribute? ›

In a tribute, write about the person's best qualities and successes in life. Share how they changed your life or made you a better version of yourself. Summon admiration for their life's work and what it meant to them.

How do you write a remembrance message for a funeral? ›

There are some very simple ways to say that you understand:
  1. “This must be a difficult time for you”
  2. “I'm sure your heart is aching.”
  3. “My heart goes out to you and your family during this time.”
  4. “I know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry my family is for your loss!”

How do you write a funeral tribute example? ›

What should you include in a loved one's funeral tribute?
  • Notable achievements.
  • Their personality.
  • Their hobbies and passions.
  • Their careers.
  • Positive qualities.
  • Their relationships with family and friends.
  • Memorable stories.
  • Their lasting legacy.

What is a goodbye speech at a funeral? ›

A eulogy is essentially a way of saying farewell to a person who has passed away by expressing and sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences that honour and respect the deceased. They can be written in many different ways depending on the person and the circumstances.

What do you say in a short funeral speech? ›

Short Eulogy Examples
  • Highlight the person's passions or interests.
  • What were the most memorable times you spent together?
  • Sum up the person's character using a story or memory.
  • Express your gratitude for the impact the person had on your life.
  • Talk about their influence on family and community.

What is the best opening line for a eulogy? ›

How Do You Start a Eulogy?
  • A eulogy is a speech given in honor of a person's life at a funeral or memorial service. ...
  • You could start with something simple like:
  • “My name is __________ , the wife/husband/son/daughter/friend of ___________.”
  • Another idea is to explain how you knew the deceased, or how you first met.
Jan 27, 2022

When grandma passed away quotes? ›

40 Quotes To Mourn The Loss Of Your Grandmother
  • “What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness.” – ...
  • “Unable are the loved to die. ...
  • “We all die. ...
  • “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. ...
  • “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.” —
Mar 17, 2022

What is a memory quote about grandmother? ›

"A grandma is someone who plays a special part in all the treasured memories we hold within our heart." 9. "If roses are growing in heaven, I will ask for God to pick a bunch of them for me and send them to my grandmother." 10.

Why is losing a grandma so hard? ›

Your grandparent might have been the glue that held the family together. Often times, family members consider the eldest family member to be the patriarch or matriarch of the family. This person may seem like the family's foundation and when they die the entire family becomes fractured and untethered.

What is the best message for Grandma? ›

Thank you for always bringing a smile to my face, Happy Grandparents Day! Having you in my life is a gift I'll hold forever, Happy Grandparents Day. I just wanted to say thank you for all you do, please know you are a shining part of my life. Happy Grandparents Day.

What to do when Grandma dies? ›

12 Tips for Dealing with the Death of Your Grandmother
  1. Give Yourself Time to Grieve. Allow yourself some time to mourn your grandma's loss. ...
  2. Tell Others How You Feel. Talk to those around you. ...
  3. Ask for a Memento. ...
  4. Help Plan a Memorial. ...
  5. Find a Favorite Song. ...
  6. Carry on Her Legacy. ...
  7. Volunteer. ...
  8. Continue the Bond.
May 2, 2022

What is a long life prayer for a grandma? ›

Prayer for Blessing of Grandparents

Lord God almighty, bless our grandparents with long life, happiness, and health. May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of your presence to their children and grandchildren. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

What is a short prayer for a grandma in heaven? ›

Dear God, I pray for my grandmother who just passed away yesterday. We got the news and are still in shock at knowing she is no longer with us. I know she is with you in heaven, but we miss her terribly and are deeply grieving. Help us mourn her, honor her memory, and live out the best she has given us.

What are some inspirational sayings for grandparents? ›

"There will never be a day like the day your grandchild was born." "A grandparent's love is strong and deep, filled with memories to treasure and keep." "If children are the rainbow of life, then grandchildren are the pot of gold." "There is no greater sound than the sound of your grandchildren laughing."

What is one word for a funeral poem? ›

An elegy is a poem that expresses sorrow or melancholy, often about someone who has died. A eulogy is usually a speech that praises the achievements and character of a person who has died, often as part of a funeral service.

How many words should a funeral tribute be? ›

A eulogy will normally be around three to five minutes long, and should take no longer than ten minutes. A funeral eulogy of between 500 and 1000 written words will take from around three and a half to seven and a half minutes to read aloud.

What do you say in someones memory? ›

Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort during this time. Sharing in your sadness as you remember [name]. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.

What is the best funeral message? ›

My condolences.” “I offer you my thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.” “May the love which comes from the memories of the dearly departed comfort you now and in the days ahead.” “As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of [Name].

What is a good memorial quote? ›

There are special people in our lives who never leave us, even after they are gone.” “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”

What is a famous quote about grief and loss? ›

"There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief." "Tears are the silent language of grief." "Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind." "There is no grief like the grief that does not speak."

What is an example of celebration of life wording? ›

Wording Example 1

We will gather to share some of our favorite memories and favorite stories and remember the wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend who is greatly missed. The celebration of life in honor of Olivia Jones will be held on May 21, 2021 at 2pm at Circle Oak Ranch.

What is a short quote for a memorial card? ›

In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there.” “As you were you will always be, treasured forever in our memory.” “I keep in my heart the love of the past, for there it was planted forever to last.” “Your presence I miss, your memory I treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never.”

What is an inspirational quote for a celebration of life? ›

Inspiring celebration of life quotes touch on how to live life to the fullest and remind us to love each day. People living deeply have no fear of death. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.

What is a speech that pays tribute to someone who passed away? ›

A eulogy is a specific type of commemorative speech that honors a deceased person, usually at their funeral.

How do you say it was a beautiful funeral? ›

Words to say to someone at a funeral could be; “It was a beautiful service and a perfect goodbye.” “Thank you for letting me be a part of today.

What Bible verse is read at grandma's funeral? ›

Matthew 5:4

This section of Matthew is known as the Beatitudes. This particular verse reads, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” If you decide to use the Beatitudes as the reading for your grandmother's funeral, you may consider choosing a funeral song that puts the Beatitudes to music.

What do you read at a loved one's funeral? ›

Seven uplifting funeral readings to bring hope to those left...
  • A classic. Death is Nothing at All by Henry Scott-Holland. ...
  • Something stellar. A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman. ...
  • Modern melancholy. Funeral Blues by W.H. Auden. ...
  • Summoning strength. ...
  • A moment to reflect. ...
  • Lyrical beauty. ...
  • Farewell to friends.
Nov 10, 2020

What do you read out at a funeral? ›

Some family members choose to write both the obituary and the eulogy. They may also choose to read both texts at their loved one's funeral. But neither the obituary nor the eulogy is a required part of a funeral. You may choose to have a religious service that does not include these personal touches.

What do you read at someone's funeral? ›

A eulogy is a speech that's given at a funeral or memorial service. It's a tribute to someone who's passed away and a way to share memories of them. It's an opportunity to look back at their life and talk about what made them unique. It's also called a funeral speech.

What verse is comforting those who mourn? ›

Matthew 5:4

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." The Good News: God will never abandon us during our times of grief. Instead, he will always provide us with love and hope.

What verse is in memory of a loved one? ›

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

What is a poem that praises someone who has died? ›

An elegy is a poem that expresses sorrow or melancholy, often about someone who has died. A eulogy is usually a speech that praises the achievements and character of a person who has died, often as part of a funeral service.

What can I say instead of gone but not forgotten? ›

Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and forever dear. Gone yet not forgotten.

What is the one thing that you can say in the bedroom and at the funeral? ›

1. "I'm sorry, were you close?" 2. "It's so unbelivably hard."

Is it appropriate to read a poem at a funeral? ›

A remembrance poem or funeral reading can be a wonderful way of saying your final goodbyes to a loved one. It's often considered an important part of any funeral service, religious or not, and can bring comfort at this difficult time.

How do you honor a loved one at a funeral? ›

9 Ways to Honor a Loved One Who Has Passed
  1. Keep something of theirs with you. ...
  2. Support a cause close to their heart, and yours. ...
  3. Make a tribute donation to a nonprofit. ...
  4. Create a living reminder. ...
  5. Dedicate an event to their memory. ...
  6. Start a new tradition. ...
  7. Share their stories and photos. ...
  8. Live your best life.
Feb 3, 2018

How do you write a remembrance poem? ›

Co-op Funeralcare has shared some advice to help anybody who might be in need of support putting pen to paper...
  1. 5 steps to writing a eulogy.
  2. Think about both the person and your audience. ...
  3. Try not to worry too much - just make a start. ...
  4. Try to avoid clichés. ...
  5. Check your facts. ...
  6. Plan how your speech will end.
Mar 18, 2021

Who should read the eulogy at a funeral? ›

The eulogy itself is typically given by a close family member, friend or a minister. There's no reason why two people cannot deliver the eulogy, or in some cases, it may be more appropriate to open the eulogies to all attendees.


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