Funeral Poetry

 

"I Am Still With You"
If it seems that I am
far away on this empty and solemn day,
just open your heart and know
its true that I am still right here with you
If during the day things are going wrong,
please don't feel sad and alone.
Just open your heart and know
it's true, that I am still right here with you.
When nighttime falls and the day is done.
If you are feeling alone and sleep won't come,
Just open your heart and know it's true,
that I am still right here with you.
Close your eyes and feel the warm embrace.
Sleep peacefully in the wings of grace.
If sadness finds you in the morning light,
if you feel alone, don't give up trying!
Hold this feather close and know its true,
that I am always here with you.
-Author: Julie Johnson, Wings of Grace


"The Final Flight"
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with a remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times a loved one’s touch,
Perhaps my time seems all too brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts to share with me
God wanted me now, He set me free.

"Carry Me Home"
My loved ones do not cry
And worry of me
For like the dove
I have been set free.
God has called me
To my mansion on high
Just there among the clouds
In the deep blue sky.
I have no pain
No suffering to do
I have been called home
And i know you will too.
So beat hard and fast
Little wings off white
And carry me home
Before the night.
- Author: Lee Gilley

 

“Little Dove”
On the wings of this white dove
I’ll set your spirit free.
Up into the big deep sky,
To heaven, where you’ll be.
I know God has a plan for us,
He wants us by his side.
But it is hard for us to understand
When we are left behind.
Little dove, help lift our hearts
As we watch you go,
God is there if we just ask,
Because He loves us so!