A Selection Of Popular Poems To Read At A Funeral

Posted by formed on 27 November 2017

These funeral verses and poems are suitable to read as a eulogy or include in an obituary. You can also use them as short verses on funeral cards, as condolence messages, or as sympathy or bereavement poems. Each one can provide a fitting memorial to a loved one, whether it be your
mum, dad, grandparent or someone else special to you.

Ideas for funeral poems and verses

A Death-Bed

A Song of Living

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

After Their Death


Afternoon in February

All Is Well

All Nature Has A Feeling

All That Was Her

All Things Will Die

An Angel Brushed My Shoulder

Annabel Lee

As Long As Hearts Remember

Beyond The Empty Chair

But Not Forgotten


Child of Mine

Come To Me When I’m Dying


Crossing the Bar

Darest Thou Now O Soul

Death The Leveller

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do Not Weep For Me


Elegy On Thyrza

Fare Thee Well


Farewell My Friends

Farewell, Sweet Dust



Footprints On The Sands Of Time

From ‘The Excursion’

Funeral Blues

God Saw You

Good-bye, My Fancy!


Greenwood Cemetery

Many of the poems listed are suitable for non-religious services.

We can supply all wording for these and more for our families to use at the service of their loved one.