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Our Most Popular Poems for Memorial and Condolences Cards

Friday, 21 August 2020  |  Admin

It isn’t easy to find the right words to say when a loved one has passed away, which is one of the many reasons people often choose to includeverses, prayers and poems for memorial cards. We have a range of short verses, longer verses and thank you messages that you are free to browse, use and edit if you wish to do so. 

We decided to compose a list of our most popular memorial card poems, both religious and non-religious, so you can get an idea of what people commonly put in their in-memoriam cards.


1. God’s Green Garden

For Anyone, Religious

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.


2. After Glow

For Anyone, Non-Religious

I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one,
I'd like to leave an after glow
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.


3. Our Mother (Or Father)

For Parents, Religious

You can only have one mother
Patient, kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.

When other friends forsake you,
To mother 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 mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.


4. Miss Me But Let Me Go

For Anyone, Non-Religious

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 long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once
shared, miss me but let me go.

For this 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 of heart,
go to the friends we know
and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.


5. 23rd Psalm The Lord Is My Shepherd

For Anyone, Religious

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still water.
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.


6. Road To Eternity

For Anyone, Religious

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…

Your destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.

But when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.


We hope you find peace of mind within these poems for memorial cards, and maybe even some inspiration to try and write your own. Don’t forget, you are allowed to take any of the poems and edit them to suit your situation.

If you are looking for similar memorial card poems then you can browse our long verses here, and if you would like to browse our range of personalised memorial cards you can find them here.


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