Main Verses For Dad

See our selection of funeral poems and verses which can be altered to your requirements however can also provide your own memorial poems and memorial prayers -  Whilst you are welcome to choose form any of our verses, we still advise that you carefully check your design proof and advise us of any corrections which may be required. 

Most funeral poems can be altered as funeral poems for mum, funeral poems for dad etc.

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God's Garden Poem For Dad

Father With A Heart Of Gold

Our Father Poem

God looked around his garden,
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw dad's tired face.
He put his arms around dad,
And lifted him 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 dad's weary eyelids,
And whispered “Peace be thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you dad,
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
LP1 V2
 
We lost a father with a heart of gold,
How much we miss him can never be told,
Sharing our troubles and helping us along,
If we follow his foot steps,
We will never go wrong.
We miss you from your fireside chair,
Your loving smile and gentle air,
Your vacant place no one can fill,
We miss you father and always will.
He was a father so very rare,
Content in his home and always there,
On earth he toiled, in heaven he rests,
God bless you father,
You were one of the best.
Each time we look at your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
Don’t be sad but courage take,
And love each other for my own sake.
LP3 V2
You can only have one father
Patient, kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To father you will return,
For all his loving kindness,
He asks nothing in return.
As we look upon his 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 father up above;
Tell him how we miss him,
And give him all our love.
LP4 V2

Dad's Journey

He Only Takes The Best Dad's

Angel Poem For Dad

Don’t think of dad as gone away,
his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of dad as resting
from the sorrow and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days and years.
Think how dad must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of dad as living
in the hearts of those he touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and he was loved so much. 

LP8 V2

 
God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around dad,
and whispered "Come to me".
With tearful eyes we watched dad,
and saw him pass away.
Although we loved him dearly,
we could not make him stay.
Dad's golden heart stopped beating,
hardworking hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He took a dad who was the best.
LP11 V2
Tear drops, slow and steady, 
The pain so real and true,
God took another angel, 
And that angel, dear, was you dad.
Angel wings, upon the clouds, 
Your body softly sleeps,
Hush now little angel, 
No more tears you have to weep.
Little prayers are sent to you Dad, 
The short life you led;
Your family will never forget you, 
So rest your little head.
I know God will look after you, 
Now dad you are truly alive,
Your spirit soars beyond the moon, 
Your legacy will survive.
You’re beautiful dad, you’re endless, 
Now stretch your wings and fly,
You’re loved by so many, 
It will never be goodbye.
Dad, close your pretty eyes, 
No more tears, just go and rest,
Let your soul lie peacefully, 
We know you did your best.

LP17 V2

Softly In The Morning Poem

We Hold You Close Father

You Can Shed Tears

Softly in the morning/evening
You heard a gentle call,
You took the hand God offered you,
And quietly left us all.
The day you left us dad,
our hearts just broke in two,
The smallest part is still with us,
And the biggest part with you.
For the rest of our lives 
we will miss you dad,
Our secret tears still flow,
Oh, how we really loved you,
No one will ever know.
Dad we miss your smile, your joking ways
We miss the things, you used to say,
And when old times we do recall,
It’s when we miss you most of all.
Mum you were always there 
when we needed you,
No task too great or small,
With loving heart and willing hands,
For us dad you did it all.
Look around your garden Lord,
And when he turns and smiles,
Put your arms around Dad,
And hold him for a while.

LP22 V2

Father 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 our beloved father,
And thanks for all you’ve done.
We pray that God has given you,
The crown you’ve truly won.

LP23 V2

You can shed tears that dad is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes 
and pray that he’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes 
and see dad has left..
Your heart can be empty
because you can’t see dad,
or you can be
full of the love 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 dad
and only that he’s gone,
or you can cherish his memory
and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what he’d want,
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

LP29 V2

Dad You Toiled So Hard

Our Father’s Garden

In Dreams We See Father

Dad you toiled so hard for those you loved.
You said goodbye to none,
your spirit flew before we knew,
your work on earth was done.
We miss you now dad, 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.
Your life was love and labour.
Your love for your family true.
You did the best for all of us.
Dad we will always remember you.
LP30 V2
Our father kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
He planted all the good things,
That gave our lives their start.
He turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rain came,
He protected us enough;
But not too much because he knew
We would stand up strong and tough.
His constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong;
Markers for our pathway 
that will last a lifetime long.
We are our fathers garden,
We are his legacy.
Thank you father we love you.

LP32 V2

In dreams we see his smiling face,
And kiss his tender brow,
But in our aching hearts we know,
We have no father now.
 
The voice is now silent,
The heart is now cold,
The smile and the welcome,
That met us of old.
 
We miss him and mourn him,
In sorrow unseen,
And dwell on the memories,
Of days that have been.
 
Lonely is the home without you,
Life to us is not the same,
All the world would be like Heaven
If we could have you back again.
 
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
And though our hearts were breaking,
We knew you could not stay.
 
You left behind some aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere,
We never shall, and never will,
Forget you father dear. 
LP37 V2

They Say There Is A Reason Poem

When God Was Making Fathers

Dad Never Failed To Do His Best

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 dad,
So there won’t be any doubt,
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to do without.
 
There is no night without a dawning,
No Winter without a Spring,
And beyond death’s dark horizon,
Our hearts once more will sing.
 
Father has only left us for a while,
He's only gone away
Out of a restless careworn world,
Into a “Brighter day”.

LP62 V2

When God was making fathers,
He must have made a fuss.
He spent a lot of time on one
And gave that one to us.
Of all the gifts in life,
However great or small,
To have you as our father
Was the greatest gift of all.
Because you were so special,
No words could ever say
How much we love and miss you,
Today and every day.

LP64 V2

His heart was true and tender,
Father worked and toiled
For those he loved,
And left them to remember.
We sat beside your bedside father
Our hearts were crushed and sore.
We did our duty to the end
‘Til we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking
We watched you fade away,
And though our hearts were breaking
We knew you could not stay.
You left behind some aching hearts
That loved you most sincere.
We never shall and never will
Forget you father dear.
LP66 V2

We Sat Beside Your Bedside Father

Until We Meet Again Dad

A Quite Prayer For Father

We sat beside your bedside
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our duty to the end,
‘Til we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
And though our hearts were breaking
We knew you could not stay.
You left behind some aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere.
We never shall and never will
Forget you, father dear.
For many years the family chain
Was closely linked together,
But oh! That chain is broken now,
The main link gone forever.
The sunshine of our happy home,
Must always clouded be,
But Thou O Lord has sent this cross,
We bear it all for Thee.
LP68 V2
Dad we think about you always
we talk about you still,
You have never been forgotten 
and you never will. 
Dad we hold you 
close within our hearts,
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us 
throughout our lives,
Until we meet again.
LP75 V2
A loving nature, 
A heart of gold,
The very best father
This world could hold.
Never selfish, 
Always kind,
These are the memories
You left behind
A silent thought
A quiet prayer,
For a special father,
In God’s care.
LP76 V2