If you’re sending a funeral card the standard message of condolence you include in it can be a bit bland or boring. A touching verse for a funeral card will make a more personal and moving way to express your sympathy.

Verses can be heartfelt, inspiring or just sum up the way you felt about the deceased.

So use these short verses as part of a eulogy, in a funeral card or however you feel is appropriate to commemorate and remember a loved one who has passed away.

Short Verses for Funeral Cards

You gave us years of happiness,
Then sorrow came with tears.
You left us lovely memories,
We will treasure through the years.

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As long as hearts remember

As long as hearts still care

We do not part with those we love

They’re with us everywhere

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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

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If tears could build a stairway

And memories a lane,

I’d walk right up to heaven

And bring you back again

short verse for funeral card

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Always a smile, instead of a frown,

Always a hand, when someone is down,

Always true, thoughtful and kind,

Wonderful memories you left behind.

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A daily thought,
A silent tear,
A constant wish that you were here

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Your gentle face and patient smile,
With sadness we recall.
You had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all

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May the roads rise up to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon fields

And until we meet again

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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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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We hold you close within our hearts
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again

memorial verse for funeral

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Loving you is easy,

We do it every day,

Missing you is a heartache,

That never goes away.

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Like a shadow in the moonlight

Like the whisper of the seas

Like the echoes of a melody

Just beyond our reach

In the shadow of our sorrow

Past the whisper of goodbye

Love shines through eternity

A heartbeat from our eye

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As each day dawns, we think of you;

As each night falls, we pray for you.

And throughout our lives, no matter where;

In our hearts you are always there.

short in memory verse

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God called your name so softly,

That only you could hear.

And no one heard the footsteps

Of angels drawing near.

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Loved with a love beyond all telling, Missed with a grief beyond all tears

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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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When loved ones have to part

To help us feel were with them still

And soothe a grieving heart

They span the years and warm our lives
Preserving ties that bind

Our memories build a special bridge
And bring us peace of mind

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You were always someone special,
Someone kind and true
Who will never be forgotten,
For we thought the world of you

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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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Remembering you is easy,
We do it every day.
It’s the heartache of losing you
That will never go away

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No matter how life changes,
No matter what we do,
A special place within our hearts,
Is always kept for you

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In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one could ever fill

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You were always there when we needed you.
No task too great or small.
With loving heart and willing hands,
For us you did it all.

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Your life was love and labour,
Your love for your family true.
You did your best for all of us.
We will always remember you

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You were someone special,
Someone set apart.
Your memory will live forever,
Engraved within our hearts

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There’s aways a reason for living.
Though sad your heart may be.
There’s always another horizon
Beyond the one you see

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As long as our hearts keep beating.
As long as our eyes shed tears,
We will always love and miss you.
No matter how many years

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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal

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Softly in the morning,
You heard a gentle call.
You too the hand God offered you,
And quietly left us all

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Your life touched so many others
and will be remembered forever more.
To leave the world a better place
than it had been before

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funeral verse for a card

Short Memorial Verses


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 our tears 
and all the world’s wrongs; beyond the clouds 
and all that we can see and touch,
we shall all understand.

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Life can never stay the same

No matter how we try

Our hands can never stop

The clock of life from ticking by

But love remains, unchanging

In the care of sorrowing hearts

For as the love of life is stilled

The love of memory starts

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Life is but a stopping place,

A pause in what’s to be,

A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,

Different paths along the way,

We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay..
Our destination is a place,

Far greater than we know.

For some the journey’s quicker,

For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,

We’ll claim a great reward,

And find an everlasting peace,

Together with the Lord.

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A light went out on Earth for me

The day we said goodbye

And on that day a star was born,

The brightest in the sky

Reaching through the darkness

With its rays of purest white

Lighting up the Heavens

As it once lit up my life

With beams of love to heal

The broken heart you left behind

Where always in my memory

Your lovely star will shine

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No winter without a spring

And beyond the dark horizon

Our hearts will once more sing

For those who leave us for a while

Have only gone away

Out of a restless, care worn world

Into a brighter day

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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.

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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 broken down and cried.
We want to tell you something,

So there won’t be any doubt,

You’re so wonderful to think of,

But so hard to be without.
We cannot bring the old days back,

When we were all together,

The family chain is broken now,

But memories live forever.

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There is a bridge of memory. 

From earth to heaven above. 

It keeps you always near us, 
it’s called the bridge of love. 

May you always walk in sunshine 
and God’s love around you flow, 
for happiness you gave us, 
no one will ever know.

It broke our hearts to lose you, 
but you did not go alone, 
for part of us went with you. 

The day God called you home.

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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.

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. 
But there are those that move our souls to dance. 
They awaken us to new understanding
with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. 
They stay in our lives for awhile,
leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never, ever the same.

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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 to part 
from one so good as you.
You are not forgotten loved one
nor will you ever be. 
As long as life and memory last
we will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
as time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face
no one can fill your vacant place.

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One gift, above all others
God gives to us to treasure
one that knows no time, no place
and one gold cannot measure.
The precious, poignant, tender gift
of Memory that will keep 
our dear ones ever in our hearts
although God gives them sleep.
It brings back long remembered things
a song, a word, a smile
and our world’s a better place
because we had them for a while

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Funeral Verses from the Perspective of the Deceased

Grieve for a while for me if you must.

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It’s only for a while that we must part.

So bless the memories within your hearts.

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Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.

I have run and leaped with the rain,
I have taken the wind to my breast.

My cheek like a drowsy child
to the face of the earth I have pressed.

Because I have loved life,

I shall have no sorrow to die.

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When I must leave you

For a little while-

Please do not grieve

And shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you

Through the years,


But start out bravely

With a gallant smile;

And for my sake

And for my name

Live on and do

All things the same,


Feed not your loneliness

On empty days,

But fill each waking hour

In useful ways,


Reach out your hand

In comfort and in cheer

And I in turn will comfort you

And hold you near;


And never, never

Be afraid to die

For I am waiting for you in the sky!

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If I should die and leave you here a while,

Be not like others sore undone,

Who keep long vigil by the silent dust.

For my sake turn again to life and smile,

Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do
Something to comfort other hearts than thine.

Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine

And I perchance may therein comfort you.

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

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Grieve for a while for me if you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part.
So bless the memories within your hearts

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I’m writing this from Heaven

Where I dwell with God above

Where there’s no more

tears or sadness

There’s just eternal love.
When you are walking down the street

And you’ve got me on your mind

I’m walking in your footsteps

Only half a step behind.
And when you feel that gentle breeze

Or the wind upon your face

That’s me giving you a great big hug

Or just a soft embrace.
And when it’s time for you to go

From that body to be free

Remember you’re not going

You are coming here to me.

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I am home in Heaven, dear ones;

Oh, so happy and so bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty 
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly trod the valley of the shade?

Oh! but Jesus’ love illumined every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;

And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still

Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;

Do it now, while life remaineth
­You shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting,

Oh, the joy to see you come!

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

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

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Short Bible Verses for Funeral Cards

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

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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. 



Timothy 4:7-8

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Fold him, O Jesus, in Thy arms,

And let him henceforth be

A messenger of love between

Our human hearts and thee

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 
Yea, though I walk through the valley of 
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: 
for Thou art with me:
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil: my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me 
all the days of my life: and I will dwell 
in the house of the Lord for ever.

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Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

John 8:12

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Sacred Heart of Jesus
have mercy on his (her) soul.

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We hope these short funeral verses for cards have helped you when sending a card or delivering a eulogy or memorial.

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