A selection of popular memorial card verses that are often. This is not a definitive list but it may help you select a verse to remember your loved one by.
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Hail Mary, Full of Grace
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Hail Our life, our sweetness, and our hope
To thee do we cry, poor banished
children of Eve, to thee do we send
up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley, of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us; and
after this our exile show unto us the
blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus;
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ.
O St. Joseph
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born
to eternal life.
O Jesus! Creator of Heaven and earth
Christ be near at either hand
Christ behind, before me stand.
Christ with me where e’er I go,
Christ around, above, below.
Christ be in my heart and mind,
Christ within my soul enshrined.
Christ control my wayward heart,
Christ abide and ne’er depart.
Christ my life and only way,
Christ my lantern night and day.
Christ be my unchanging friend,
Guide and shepherd to the end.
O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy
I arise today
Through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
Through the belief in the threeness,
Through the confession
of the oneness
Of the Creator of Creation.
Our Lady of Knock
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 knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
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.
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.
Hail, glorious Saint Patrick!
We honor thy name,
tho’ Erin may claim thee,
the world knows thy fame.
The faith of our fathers is our treasure, too.
How holy the thought,
that they learned it from you.
Thru crosses and trials its fire burn bright,
they show us the way, and the truth,
and the light. Our love and devotion be ever like thine,
our thought be of Jesus,
our heart be His shrine.
And when to the end of life’s path
we have trod,
be near us great bishop,
anointed of God.
O holy St. Anthony, gentlest of saints
The Lord is my shepherd
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; he leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
My soul he doth restore again,
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
E’en for his own name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill:
For thou art with me, and thy rod
And staff me comfort still.
My table thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint
And my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house for evermore
My dwelling-place shall be.
Stay with me, Lord
alone I look for, Your Love,
Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart,
Your Spirit, because I love You
and ask no other reward but to love
You more and more.
With a firm love, I will love You
with all my heart while on earth
and continue to love You perfectly
during all eternity.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has chosen 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 now found peace at the end of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savoured much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now-He set me free.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus
filled with infinite love,
broken by my ingratitude,
pierced by my sins, yet loving me still - accept the consecration that I make to You of all that I am and all that I have.
Take every faculty of my soul and body.
Draw me, day by day, nearer and nearer to your Sacred Heart, and there, as I can bear the lesson, teach me Your blessed ways.
Teach us, we pray
so that we may be counted
among the little ones of the Gospel
to whom the Father promised to reveal
the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Help us to pray without ceasing,
certain that God knows what we need
even before we ask Him.
Obtain for us the eyes of faith
that will help us recognise in the poor and suffering,
the very face of Jesus.
Sustain us in the hour of trouble and trial and,
if we fall, let us experience the joy of the
sacrament of forgiveness.
Grant us your tender devotion to Mary,
mother of Jesus and our Mother.
Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage
toward the blessed Homeland, where we too,
hope to arrive to contemplate forever
the Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Most merciful Father
we commend our departed into Your hands.
We are filled with the sure hope
that our departed will rise again on the Last Day
with all who have died in Christ.
We thank You for all the good things
You have given during our departed’s earthly life.
O Father, in Your great mercy,
accept our prayer that the Gates of Paradise
may be opened for Your servant.
In our turn, may we, too,
be comforted by the words of faith
until we greet Christ in the glory
and are united with You and our departed.
Miss Me - But Let me Go!
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 is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s 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!
To you Saint Martin de Porres
Footprints in the Sand
Soul of Christ sanctify me
Body of Christ save me
Blood of Christ fill me
Water from the side of Christ wash me
Passion of Christ strengthen me
O good Jesus hear me
Within your wounds hide me
Allow me not to be separated from thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
and bid me to come to thee
That with your saints I may praise thee
for ever and ever.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
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 my life is done.
Death is nothing at all, All is well
I have slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Pray, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort.
Without the trace of a shadow in it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, somewhere very near
Just around the corner. All is well.
Don’t think of him/her as gone away
Her journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting,
From the sorrow and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort,
Where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing,
That we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness,
Can really pass away.
And think of her as living,
In the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost,
And she was loved so much.
I’m writing this from Heaven
Where I dwell with God above
Where there’s no more tears and 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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