Sympathy Message Categories

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sympathy poems

Expressing sympathy can come in many different forms. Sometimes the best way to do so is through a poem or poetry. A touching or beautiful poem can help to feel better about your loss, can be used in a sympathy card to express condolence to someone, and poetry is likely to be well received by friends and family alike.

You can use these sympathy poems in any way you choose – as a comfort you during tough times or as a means to help and console loved ones and friends who have lost someone special to them.

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We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Sadly missed along life’s way,
quietly remembered every day.
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts, you’re always there.

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Dad, our sadness knows no end;
We can’t believe you’re gone;
We’re grieving for you every day;
It’s hard to carry on.

You were always there to support and care,
When we needed a true friend,
How we’ll ever do without our dad,
We cannot comprehend.

You were our teacher and our guide,
Our dad, so good and strong;
Your example will sustain us now,
And last our whole lives long.

We’re trying to communicate;
We hope that you can hear;
Expressing what we feel for you,
Helps us feel you’re near.

Our memories of the times we had
Help the pain to go away.
But Dad, our lives won’t be the same;
We’ll miss you every day.

A part of us went with you;
You left a gap too big to fill;
You’re our father and our hero;
We love you and we always will.

~ Joanna Fuchs


If I should go before you,
I’ll still be there with you,
As every golden memory
Gives comfort, to see you through.

If I should go before you,
You’ll always have my love,
And we’ll be together again,
We two, in heaven above.

~ Joanna Fuchs


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Your loss is your whole world today;
Your hurt feelings will not go away;
If you’re needing a friend,
On whom you’ll depend,
Call me anytime, any day.

I’m thinking of you, and I care;
If you have feelings you’re wanting to share,
Just give me a ring;
We’ll discuss everything;
When you need me, I’ll always be there.

~ Joanna Fuchs

When you miss him/her,
we’re with you in spirit,
wondering how you feel,
hoping you’re coping,
and getting a little better each day.
We understand. We care.
When you’re grieving,
we’re beside you,
in our hearts, in our thoughts,
we’re sending you sympathy,
encouragement, affection,
and strength to carry on with life.
He/she would want it that way.

~ Joanna Fuchs


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No one can know just what you’ve lost;
No one can understand the cost;
But when you feel your energy drain,
Please count on us to help ease your pain.

Let us help you cope with grief;
We hope with time you’ll feel relief.
We can’t replace the one who’s gone,
But let our concern help you carry on.

~ Joanna and Karl Fuchs


You are in our thoughts
as you find your way though this.
We are praying for your healing,
with the passage of time.
We know you miss him/her;
we send our understanding
and consolation.
Know that the strain, the pain,
will eventually ease.
May your pleasant memories
sustain and comfort you.
You are in our thoughts.

~ Joanna Fuchs


sympathy poems for memorial

They say I’m sorry for your loss
They say your heart will mend
They say you’re in a better place,
and death is not the end.

They say you’re reunited
with loved ones gone before.
They say that you’ll be waiting
when I walk through heaven’s door.

I feel their love in every word
of comfort they impart,
and know that each is spoken
from deep within the heart.

But all the words of comfort,
though kind, sincere, and true,
can’t take away the emptiness
I’m feeling without you.


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sympathy card messages

If you’re finding it difficult to come up with the right words for a sympathy card message, you’re not the only one. It is a problem that most people will face at some time. What’s the correct thing to say? How can I express exactly what I feel in words? And how can I not make it sound corny or forced? You will want your sympathy message to sound heartfelt and truthful, not forced and fake. Thankfully we can help you.

We have combined a large selection of sympathy card messages to give you ideas and inspiration for your own messages, making sure you will never have trouble in thinking what to say. So try some of the general sympathy card messages below that should be suitable for practically any card. Or head back to the home page and select the category that most suits what you are looking for.

Short Sympathy Messages

With Deepest Sympathy

With Heartfelt Condolences

Sharing your sadness

Always in our hearts

Our love and thoughts are with you

Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You

Keeping you in our prayers

Thinking of you in these difficult times

Thinking of you

So sadly missed

We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss

My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you

Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.

Please remember that you are not alone. we are always here for you

May your memories give you peace and comfort

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same

Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time

I am sending you a hug and my love through this note.

I wish you peace and healing during this time

We join all of you in your sorrow.

Our warmest condolences

Please accept my/our condolences

With caring thoughts

Long Sympathy Messages

It seems so cruel to lose one so dear. Time may dull the pain, but we will never forget _______. Please accept my condolences.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger

There are times when there are too few words left to heal us, when what we wish for is to be carried, when all we have left is the hope that tomorrow will be a more gentle place to land than today

It was with great sadness that we/I learned of _______’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends


May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived

May memories of _______ and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead

Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart

I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about ______ death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy,

We share comfort in knowing _______ is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without _______

I am praying for you to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you

I hope you understand that when people write in a card, ‘Sorry for your loss,’ it is only because they can’t put together words to describe what they are wanting to express to you during this time. With that said, I am sorry for your loss

I was saddened to hear of your loss, and I realize you have lost a blessing from God. I pray that God will bless continue to bless you in other ways and strengthen you.

I wish I could do more than give you my sympathy. Please let me know how I can help. Know that I am here if you need anything, and I love you

I wish I could express to you all the appropriate words. All I can say is that I am sorry for your loss and that I want you to know that you mean a great deal to me

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sympathy verses

Whilst at times a simple message may be more appropriate, other times a verse can be the most suitable for a sympathy card. It can help to convey the feelings you have or words you want to say but in a more meaningful and succinct way. Verses can also be very beautiful and touching, extending further than regularly worded messages sometimes do.

Use these sympathy verses to bring some comfort to a loved one in their difficult time.

God saw you getting weary,”
So he did what he thought best.
“He put his arms around you,”
And whispered come & rest.

Sweet are the memories
Silently kept
Of a Mother we loved
And will never forget

If tears could build a staircase
And memories make a lane
I’d walk straight up to heaven
And bring you back again

The sorrow we feel
No words can explain
The ache in our hearts
Will always remain
There is a special Husband
Up there in Heaven above
There will never be another
With a heart so full of love
Wherever I go
Whatever I do
Those I love don’t go away
They walk beside me everyday
“Unseen, unheard but always near”
Still loved and missed and very dear

I will always love
Till we meet again
As we know we will
There’s a hole in our hearts
Only you can fill
Beautiful memories treasured forever
Of the happy times we spent together
“Life is eternal, love will remain”
In Gods own time we shall meet again

“A prayer, a tear”
Until the end of time
For a wonderful Dad
I’m proud was mine

May you take comfort in knowing
An angel is watching over you
May it help you in thought now
And the things yet to do

May it make your sorrow
Easier to bear
Knowing there are others
Who understand and care

With heartfelt sympathy

Friends comfort you
Faith uphold you
Loving memories heal your heart

With sympathy

Deepest sympathy prayers sent to say
You’re in my thoughts, especially today
If you need a friend then I’m here
To wipe away the sadness and tears

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,
Far as long as there is memory,
They’ll live on in the heart

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear

Your sorrow is strong
but memored are stronger
they will allways be
in your heat
and never depart

Words are hard to find at a time like this.
We are so very sorry for your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
If there is anything we can do to help
you get through this difficult time
please let us know.

With deepest sincere sympathy

The light beyond the window fades
And memories in our hearts unfold
A glowing warmth of light and shade
As we learn to love the love we hold

With deepest sympathy

If you are ever feeling lonely
And feeling in despair
Remember we are a family
And there is always someone there
Thinking Of You With Love


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religious sympathy quotes

If you are sending a sympathy card or message to someone you know that is religious, or has deeply held religious beliefs, you may want to consider using some religious sympathy quotes. They can express the sorrow you have for them and remind them of how their religion can give them solace in their time of need and sadness. Many people use their faith as a way to cope with a loss, using it to help deal with the pain and suffering losing a loved one or friend brings. So reminding them of the an appropriate verse from the bible or quote from a religious figure can be a comforting reminder of the strength that faith can give them.

So try using one of the religious sympathy quotes below or scroll further down for some religious sympathy messages. However remember that you should proceed with some caution and be certain the recipient is open to receiving anything religious. You should be absolutely sure they won’t be offended or upset by a religious message beforehand and if you are in any doubt then stick to a regular sympathy message.

Religious Sympathy Quotes

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.”~ Isaiah 43:2

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.~ Matthew 5:4

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”~ Revelation 21:4

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”~ Matthew 11:28

“The memory of the righteous is a blessing.” Proverbs 10:7~ Proverbs 10:7

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” ~ John 11:25,26

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”1 Corinthians 2:9

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace.” Romans 15:13

“Casting all your care upon Him; for he cares for you.” ~ I Peter 5:7

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”~ Psalm 46:1

“O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear”~ Psalm 10:17

“Let, I pray Thee, Thy merciful kindness be for my comfort.” Psalm 119:76

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27

“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”~ Psalm 94:19

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”~ Romans 15:13

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”~ Philemon 4:7

“The God of love and peace shall be with you”~ 2 Corinthians 13:11

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” ~ John 14:27

“Let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive His mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need.”~ Hebrews 4:16

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”~ John 14:18

“Now the Lord of peace Himself gives you peace always.” II Thessalonians 3:16

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”~ Revelation 21:4

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.” Numbers 6:24-25

“Pray about everything; tell God your needs… If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. ” Philippians 4:6-7

Religious Sympathy Messages

If you prefer you can write a simple message or note that has a religious element to it rather than using a direct quote or verse. These are perfect for expressing your condolences in a card, possibly with flowers. You can edit and change the messages below to fit your situation or use them directly as they are.

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you

Sending you and your family love and prayers during this tough time. I am so very sorry for your loss

My prayers go out to you at this time of loss

You are in my thoughts and prayers today

My prayers hope you find the peace in God’s love during this trying time

He who is everlasting is with us even beyond death.

I pray that Jesus can help you find comfort and solace in this time of loss and sorrow

Remember that’s God’s love is always with you, and I’ll be praying for you at this difficult time

Those who are asleep will awaken on the day the Lord comes for us all

So sorry for your loss. May Gods love comfort you during this testing time

The hope of salvation is most important in our lives when death touches us

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences

I pray that you feel Gods love as you mourn the loss of a loved one

I hope you can find some comfort in knowing you are in my prayers and that God’s light can guide you during this time of loss

You went to heaven too soon, leaving behind you only tears and pain. May God rest your soul

Cast your burdens on the one who can carry the weight of the world. He will not tire.

We are praying that God will comfort you in this time of sorrow and shower you with blessings

I will be praying that with God’s help you find the strength to overcome this loss

Please accept my condolences and may the Lord comfort and bless you and your family in this time of loss

Sending the deepest condolences to you in this time of grief. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

May the love and support of friends and family, as well as God, help you through this

Praying for peace for your heart during this time

May the condolences and prayers of friends give you strength and help to ease your pain in the time of loss

When something like this happens, it’s easy to get discouraged. I am praying for the encouragement to overcome this difficulty

Only God can know what you are feeling in your heart now, and only He can restore your spirit. I am available to pray with you anytime

We send our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our prayers hope God will give you peace and some understanding during this time

Through God’s Love and divine understanding, I pray that He grant you the kind of comfort that He alone can give

In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones

I pray you find God’s love a comfort in this terrible time

My prayers are with you and your family and my hope is God will look after you

‘Whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.’ This is proven the day our bodies die

I can’t imagine what you feel, but I can have faith and hope for you and your family during this time

Please accept my deepest condolences, and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you

It is during the toughest times that our faith is tested the most. I pray you will find strength in your faith and be reminded of God’s love; easing your pain

We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and that he helps you heal with the passage of time

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 they are happy

In Christ’s loving arms, there is enough strength to carry you, grace to keep you strong, and more than enough love to carry you through this time. I am so sorry for your loss

God will always be there for you, even in your darkest hour. Take comfort and strength from
His presence

Religious Sympathy Euolgies

These short eulogies praise the deceased and gives sympathy to the family for their loss.

He left this world after a long, hard suffering, the best husband, father and grandfather. May God keep you beside him, so you may watch over us


Pious homage, honor and remembrance in memory of the man who was a husband, son in law, brother, brother in law and uncle


All my life I will remember your kindness and love. May God forgive you of your sins, and may you stay with the angels up there, in a place free from pain and suffering


In a time of great ordeal, we are with our colleague and her family at the separation from her loved father. May God give him eternal rest and may He put his soul where the righteous rest. Sincere condolences


A gentle soul ascended to heaven, leaving behind a lot of pain and anger. We say goodbye to our friend
We forever support the family of (Name), now that she has been separated from the man that was a father, grandfather and father-in-law.
With boundless heartache, we announce the separation from our beloved father and grandfather. May God bless his soul


In the hard times caused by the departure to the angels in the sky of his dear brother, we are with our colleague (Name), with thoughts of comfort and compassion. God rest him in peace


A prayer, my thoughts of love, flowers and many tears is all I can offer now, when your soul is summoned to heaven, leaving a grieving mother desolated forever. I loved you and I will forever keep you in my heart, my dear son


Tears and flowers will now be brought to your grave and your sad gentle eyes will be just a memory. God’s forgiveness and eternal rest come upon the man who was a husband, son in law, brother and uncle

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