Soothing Elegies: Choosing the Perfect Funeral Poems for Prayer Cards

Explore the power of comforting words with our blog showcasing the best poems for funeral prayer cards. Discover heartfelt verses, carefully curated to provide solace and honor your loved one's memory. From timeless classics to contemporary expressions of grief, find inspiration for creating a meaningful tribute. Let our examples guide you in selecting the perfect poem, ensuring your funeral prayer cards become cherished keepsakes. Find solace in the eloquence of these verses, offering a source of comfort during a difficult time.


In the tender embrace of grief, finding the right words to memorialize a loved one can be a profound challenge. Prayer cards, small and intimate, become poignant keepsakes that capture the essence of a departed soul. Our blog, "Soothing Elegies: Choosing the Perfect Funeral Poems for Prayer Cards," is a heartfelt exploration into the realm of comforting verses, seeking solace in the power of words during times of sorrow.

In the sacred space of remembrance, funeral poems for prayer cards serve as gentle companions, offering solace, reflection, and a tangible connection to the cherished memories we hold dear. Join us as we navigate the delicate art of selecting verses that resonate with the unique spirit of those we've lost, paying homage to lives that have touched ours in profound ways.

We'll delve into a curated collection of funeral poems, each carefully chosen for its ability to express the inexpressible and to offer solace to grieving hearts. Whether you seek verses that celebrate a life well-lived, provide reassurance in moments of despair, or evoke the enduring presence of a departed loved one, our blog aims to be a guiding light in the somber journey of commemorating those we hold dear.

Memoria is dedicated to offering a compassionate and personalized experience during the challenging time of commemorating a loved one's life. Our service provides an array of beautiful designs for funeral prayer cards, each meticulously crafted to honor the unique spirit of the departed.

10 Funeral Poems for Prayer Cards

1. "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye

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 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 flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.

2. She Is Gone (He Is Gone) by David Harkins

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.

3. Remember Me by Margaret Mead

To the living, I am gone, To the sorrowful, I will never return, To the angry, I was cheated, But to the happy, I am at peace, And to the faithful, I have never left. I cannot speak, but I can listen. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea, As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity, Remember me. Remember me in your heart: Your thoughts, and your memories, Of the times we loved, The times we cried, The times we fought, The times we laughed. For if you always think of me, I will never have gone.

4. Afterglow by Helen Lowrie Marshal

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. 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.

5. Let Me Go by Christina Rossetti

When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not for long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that once we shared Miss me, but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone. It’s all part of the master plan A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends we know. Laugh at all the things we used to do Miss me, but let me go.

6. Funeral Blues by W. H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with the juicy bone. Silence the pianos and, with muffled drum, Bring out the coffin. Let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling in the sky the message: “He is dead!” Put crepe bows around the white necks of the public doves. Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my north, my south, my east and west, My working week and Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song. I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now; put out every one. Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun. Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good.

7. If I Should Go Tomorrow, Author Unknown

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.

8. To Those Whom I Love & Those Who Love Me, Author Unknown

When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do, You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears, But be thankful we had so many good years. I gave you my love, and you can only guess How much you’ve given me in happiness. I thank you for the love that you have shown, But now it is time I travelled on alone. So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must, Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It is only for a while that we must part, So treasure the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away for life goes on. And if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near. And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear, All my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and a ‘Welcome Home’.

9. Just a Memory Away by Rita S. Beer

I’m no longer by your side, but there’s no need to weep; I’ve left sweet recollections, I’m hoping you would keep. Eternal joy and memories stay in our hearts forever, Strengthening our special bond that parting cannot sever. Now it’s time to journey on, so let your faith be strong, For I am in a better place…I’m home where I belong. And if times of loneliness bring sorrow and dismay, Don’t despair, for I am there…just a memory away.

10. God Looked Around His Garden

God looked around His garden And found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

Funeral Poems for Children

1. My Little Angel by Joyce Grenfell

You’ve just walked on ahead of me And I’ve got to understand You must release the ones you love And let go of their hand. I try and cope the best I can But I’m missing you so much If I could only see you And once more feel your touch. Yes, you’ve just walked on ahead of me Don’t worry I’ll be fine But now and then I swear I feel Your hand slip into mine.

2. Little Angel, Author Unknown

I will not forget you, my precious little child I will always cherish memories; the love we shared, your smile And you will be remembered each day, right from the start As a special little angel, who lives within my heart.

Funeral Poems for Mother

1. Mother Dear, Author Unknown

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.”

2. Moments Before by Kelly Horn

Moments before our walk that afternoon, I realized the path ended too soon. Not long enough to hold his hand, this amazing person, this loving man. Not long enough to engage his eyes and remember his always brimming with pride. Not long enough to stand by his side, as he was by mine after every rough tide. Not long enough to laugh with him still, after every bad joke, after every tough hill. Not long enough to walk with this man, who has taught me to be the person I am. Not long enough as we walked by his wife, to thank them both for my wonderful life. In all the walks I’ve taken in my life, first as a girl and now as a wife, I’ll remember that walk I took with my father and always wish it could have been longer.

Funeral Poems for Grandparents

1. Legacy of Love, Author Unknown

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, 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.

2. We Had a Wonderful Grandfather, Author Unknown

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

Personalized Funeral Prayer Cards

Memoria is dedicated to offering a compassionate and personalized experience during the challenging time of commemorating a loved one's life. Our service provides an array of beautiful designs for funeral prayer cards, each meticulously crafted to honor the unique spirit of the departed. See our designs:

Clients have the opportunity to personalize these designs by including essential details such as the name, dates of life, a chosen poem, and even a cherished picture if they wish. To ensure complete satisfaction, we go the extra mile by sending a preview of the customized design to our customers for approval before finalizing the printing process. The use of gloss high-quality paper enhances the visual appeal of the cards, creating a lasting tribute that reflects the love and respect we hold for those who have passed on. At Memoria, we understand the significance of these mementos, and our commitment lies in providing a thoughtful and seamless experience during this delicate time.