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To help you decide on a suitable memorial verse, we have compiled a list of 80 of the most popular poems, sayings and verses. Of course you are not restricted to these. If you have a favourite or a more suitable verse that you would like to include, feel free to send it to us.

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Memorial Verse 1

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...

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Memorial Verse 2

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 loved...

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Memorial Verse 3

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...

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Memorial Verse 4

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when...

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Memorial Verse 5

Don’t weep at my grave,
for I am not there.
I’ve a date with a butterfly
to dance in the air.
I’ll be singing in the sunshine,
wild and free,
playing tag with the wind,
while I’m waiting for thee…....

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Memorial Verse 6

Beautiful things in this life
are manifold it’s 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...

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Memorial Verse 7

Time cannot steal the treasures
that we carry in our hearts.
Nor ever dim the shining thoughts
our cherished past imparts
For the memories of the ones
we loved still cast a gentle glow,
To grace our days and light
our paths,...

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Memorial Verse 8

No farewell words were spoken,
no time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it,
and only God can tell us why.
It broke my heart to lose you
but you didn’t go alone,
for part of me went...

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Memorial Verse 9

Come to me, all of you who are tired
from carrying your heavy loads,
and I will give you rest…....

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Memorial Verse 10

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…....

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Memorial Verse 11

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…....

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Memorial Verse 12

There comes a time we all must part
but you left too soon and broke our hearts.
We know that you are now at peace,
our thoughts of you will never cease.
Too dearly loved to be forgotten…....

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Memorial Verse 13

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, laughing...

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Memorial Verse 14

May there always be work
for your hands to do.
May your purse always
hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine
on your window pane.
May a rainbow be certain
to follow each rain.
May the...

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Memorial Verse 15

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who
fled to thy protection, implored thy help,
or sought thine intercession was left
unaided. Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto...

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Memorial Verse 16

O gentle and loving Saint Anthony,
you whose heart was ever full of
human sympathy, whisper my prayer
to the ears of the infant Jesus,
who loved to linger in your arms.
One word from you and my...

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Memorial Verse 17

There comes a time for all of us
when we must say good-bye.
But faith and hope and love and trust,
can never ever die....

Although the curtain falls at last,
is that a cause to grieve?
The future’s fairer than...

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Memorial Verse 18

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 too...

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Memorial Verse 19

They say there is a reason,
they say that time will heal.
But neither time or reason,
will change the way we feel.
For no one knows the heartache
that lies behind our smiles.
No one knows how many times
we have...

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Memorial Verse 20

Oh Jesus, full of grace and charity,
victim for sinners, so impelled by love
for us that you willed to die
on the Cross, I humbly beseech you
through your servant Saint Pio,
who generously participated...

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Memorial Verse 21

O God, the Creator and Redeemer
of all the faithful, grant to the souls
of Thy servants departed, the full
remission of their sins, that through
pious supplications they may obtain
the pardon which they have
always desired. Who...

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Memorial Verse 22

Day is done, gone the sun,
from the hills and from the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
safely rest, all is well.
Fading light dims the sight,
and a star gems the sky.
Gleaming bright from afar,
drawing nigh, falls...

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Memorial Verse 23

We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you shall remain.
To walk with us throughout our lives.
until we meet again.
So rest in peace dear loved one,
And thanks for all you’ve done.
We pray that God has...

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Memorial Verse 24

Guardian Angel from heaven so bright,
watching beside me to lead me aright.
Fold thy wings round me
and guard me with love.
Softly sing songs to me
of heaven above.

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Memorial Verse 25

If we could have a lifetime wish
and a dream that could come true.
We would pray to God with all our
hearts, just to see and speak to you.
A thousand words won’t bring you back,
we know because...

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Memorial Verse 26

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...

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Memorial Verse 27

May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us...

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Memorial Verse 28

In tears we saw you sinking,
and watched you pass away.
Our hearts were almost broken,
we wanted you to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
so peaceful, free from pain.
How could we wish you back with us,
to suffer...

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Memorial Verse 29

If roses grow in Heaven Lord,
please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her much
And when...

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Memorial Verse 30

It’s so strange that those in need
and those we love the best,
are just the ones God called away
and took them home to rest.
But every time I think of Dad
I seem to hear God say:
“Have faith...

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Memorial Verse 31

If we had all the world to give,
we’d give it, yes, and more.
To hear his voice, to see his smile
and greet him at the door.
But all we can do dear father,
is go and tend your...

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Memorial Verse 32

Please. God, forgive a silent tear,
a fervent wish our Dad was here.
There are others, yes we know,
but he was ours and we loved him so.
Dear God, please take a message
to our Father in Heaven above.

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Memorial Verse 33

When we remember your smile,
it brightens up our day.
And thoughts of your warmth and love,
always smooth the way.
Your gentle spirit is still with us,
though you maybe gone.
Sunny days and...

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Memorial Verse 34

Things I feel most deeply
are the hardest things to say.
Dear Mum, I loved you always,
in my own very special way.
If I could have one lifetime wish,
one dream that could come true.
I’d pray to God with...

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Memorial Verse 35

Never say goodbye to love
and let it pass away.
Always hold me in your heart
and think of me each day.
For my love is always with you,
from now until the end.
For moments shared will never die
and true...

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Memorial Verse 36

Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade
because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there is memory,
they’ll live on...

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Memorial Verse 37

After the clouds, the sunshine,
after the winter, the spring.
After the shower, the rainbow,
for life is a changeable thing.
After the night, the morning,
bidding all darkness cease.
After life’s cares and sorrows,
the comfort and sweetness of peace…....

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Memorial Verse 38

Where I have gone I am not so small.
My soul is as wide as the world is tall.
I have gone to answer the call,
the call of the One who takes care of us all.

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Memorial Verse 39

Our father kept a garden,
a garden of the heart.
He planted all good things
that gave our lives a start.
He turned us to the sunshine,
the seeds of what we’ll be.
We are our father’s garden.
We are his...

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Memorial Verse 40

A butterfly captures our hearts
from the moment they appear.
They are vibrant and graceful
as their presence lifts our spirits.
Gone much too soon,
they will never be forgotten…....

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Memorial Verse 41

Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade
because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be more
than a thought apart,
for as long as there...

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Memorial Verse 42

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world.
But then it flies again.
And though we wish it could have stayed…
We feel lucky to have seen...

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Memorial Verse 43

I’ll never find another friend
to take the place of you.
No one will ever touch my life
exactly like you do.
No one who’s quite so thoughtful,
no one I cherish so.
No one...

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Memorial Verse 44

Now the labourer’s task is over,
now the battle day is past.
Now upon the farther shore
lands the voyager at last.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
leave us now thy servant sleeping…....

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Memorial Verse 45

In our hearts your memory lingers,
sweetly tender, fond and true.
There is not a day dear Mother,
that we do not think of you…....

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Memorial Verse 46

Because in her life she was saintly,
in her heart she was loving and pure.
Her reward is a place in Heaven,
our grief we must endure…....

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Memorial Verse 47

Your smile has gone forever,
your hand we cannot touch.
We have so many memories
of you, Dad, we loved so much…....

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Memorial Verse 48

You were a loving husband,
a friend, so good and true.
A better husband never lived,
your equals are but few…....

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Memorial Verse 49

As I journey toward life’s sunset,
mourning him who went before.
Faith assures me, I’ll be with him,
when I reach the other shore…....

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Memorial Verse 50

A part of me she took with her
but her love she left me to keep.
So we will never really be parted,
the bond is just too deep…....

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Memorial Verse 51

We lost a dad with a heart of gold.
How much we miss him can
never be told.
He shared our troubles
& helped us along.
If we follow his footsteps,
we will never go wrong…....

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Memorial Verse 52

Looking back with memories,
upon the path you trod.
We bless the hours we had with you
and will leave the rest with God…....

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Memorial Verse 53

Your life was one of kindly deeds,
a helping hand for others needs.
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
beautiful memories left behind…....

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Memorial Verse 54

Just a prayer from the ones
who loved you,
Just a memory fond and true,
In our hearts you will live forever,
Because we thought the world of you…....

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Memorial Verse 55

A silent thought,
a quiet prayer,
For a special person
in God’s care…....

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Memorial Verse 56

Deep are the memories,
precious they stay;
No passing of time,
can take them away…....

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Memorial Verse 57

Deep are the memories,
Precious they stay;
No passing of time,
Can take them away…....

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Memorial Verse 58

Those we hold most dear
never truly leave us.
They live on in the
kindness they showed,
the comfort they shared,
and the love they brought into our lives…....

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Memorial Verse 59

All I ask is that you will remember
me at Mass and Holy Communion.
O Mary conceived without sin, pray
for us who have recourse to thee…....

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Memorial Verse 60

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill…....

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Memorial Verse 61

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland,
you gave hope to your people in a time
of distress and comforted them in sorrow.
You have inspired countless pilgrims to
pray with confidence to your divine...

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Memorial Verse 62

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;

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Memorial Verse 63

Now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.
When you are walking down the street
And you’ve got me on your mind
I’m walking in your footsteps
Only half...

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Memorial Verse 64

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...

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Memorial Verse 65

Lord‚ make me an intrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred‚ let me sow love
Where there is injury‚ pardon.
Where there is doubt‚ faith.
Where there is despair‚ hope.
Where there is darkness‚ light
and where there is saddness‚...

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Memorial Verse 66

Partings come and hearts are broken,
Loved ones go with words unspoken,
Deep in our hearts there’s a memory kept,
For a husband and father we’ll never forget.
Some day I hope to meet you,
Some day, I know not...

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Memorial Verse 67

I’ve lost my life’s companion,
A life linked with my own,
You’re still mine to remember,
A husband proud to own.
Many a tear I’ve shed since I lost you,
Many more will continue to fall,
You took my happiness with...

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Memorial Verse 68

May the Lord watch between me
and thee, when we are absent
from one another.
Partings come to let us know,
We love more deeply than we show,
But love in death should let us see,
What love in life should...

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Memorial Verse 69

We honor you for whom you were
and the special things you’ve done…
that made your life so rewarding
and made you such a special woman.
Your memories are ours to cherish
as we fondly remember your ways…
keeping you safely...

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Memorial Verse 70

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons

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Memorial Verse 72

Gone are the days we used to share
But in our hearts you are always there.
The gates of memory will never close
We miss you more than anyone knows.
With tender love and deep regret
We who love you...

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Memorial Verse 73

When God held out his precious hands
To take you from you pain
You stretched your weary hand right back.
As He softly called your name
“Come home with me,” he quietly said
“Your pain will leave you soon.
Just close...

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Memorial Verse 74

May you always walk in sunshine
and God’s love around you flow.
For the happiness you gave us,
no one will ever know
It broke our hearts to lose you
but you did not go alone.
A part of us...

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Memorial Verse 75

You’ve just walked on ahead of us
and we’ve got to understand.
We must release the one’s we love
and let go of their hands.
We try to cope the best we can
but we’re missing you so much.
If we...

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Memorial Verse 76

I often lie awake at night
when the world is fast asleep.
I think about the sister I love
with tears upon my cheeks.
I can’t get over losing you
no matter how I try.
I will always keep you in...

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Memorial Verse 77

I believe in mystery and miracles
and the magic of a new day.
I believe in angels and natural wonders
and the beauty inside people.
I believe in rainbows and happy endings
and dreams come true.
I believe in a bright...

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Memorial Verse 78

We little knew that morning
that God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone,

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Memorial Verse 79

I’ll lend you for a little while,
a child of mine God said.
For you to love her while she lives
and mourn for when she’s dead.
It may be six or seven years,
or forty two or three.
But will...

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Memorial Verse 80

Right now I’m in a different place
and though we seem apart.
I’m closer than I ever was
I’m there inside your heart.
I’m with you when you greet each day
and while the sun shines...

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