Words of Comfort

 

Sometimes we need to find a few simple words that reach out to us and give us something to hold onto . . .an insight on love or hope or understanding in which we might find some measure of comfort.

memory  |  love  |  peace-rest  |  life-service  |
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MEMORY

What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever 

treasured memories keep you near

Loving memories last forever

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them 

Ever Remembered

Ever Remembered, Ever loved

you live with us in memory and will for evermore

Forever In Our Hearts

Memory Is Life's Sweetest Gift

Gone On From Our Home But Not From Our Hearts

Always Loved And Never Forgotten

Lovingly Remembered By The Family

Loving Memories Last Forever

Forever remembered

In Loving Memory Of . . .

Loved By All Who Knew Them

To Live In Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not To Die

Always Remembered

Lovingly Remembered

Gone But Not Forgotten

Never Will Your Memory Fade

In loving memory

But the memories last forever

This song is ended, but the melody lingers on

To live in the hearts of those we love is Not to die

Too well loved to ever be forgotten

Your love will light my way, your memory will be with me forever

Living with us in memory forever more

Fond memories linger every day, remembrance keeps him near 

 

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LOVE

Whither thou goest, I will go

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends - 

God could not have made earthly ties so strong to break them in eternity 

Yet in this heart’s most sacred place, thou, alone, shall dwell forever 

where there is hatred, let me sew love

Your love will light my way, your memory will be with me forever

Always loving: always loved

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you 

May God grant you eternal rest, dear soul

Humble love, and not proud science, keeps the door of heaven

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other

Always loving, always loved

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another

to know him was to love him

God Gives Us Love

I shall but love thee better after death 

Love Is Eternal

Our Love Is Forever

Too well loved to ever be forgotten 

A Friend Of Many And Sadly Missed

The hearts of those who truly love is paradise on earth

Ever Loved

Great love lives on

Life everlasting

Love lives on

Love it makes memory eternal

Where there is hatred let me sew love

Forever in our hearts 

There is no love as precious as the love of a mother and father

We will meet again

Until we meet again

Lead kindly light

life is not forever; Love is

Love never ends

love lives on

Those we love remain with us; for love lives on

We Will love you always

Wither thou goest I will go

Take my hand, walk with me

Always together

we will always be together

i will always love you

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PEACE-REST

A free spirit

She/He Fell Asleep In Peace

Gone fishin'

We lived together in happiness We rest together in peace

Home with God, which is far better 

Resting with those they loved

Sleep on now, and take your rest

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies

At rest

At rest with God

Requiescat In Pac

Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past

Sweetly sleeping 

Resting In Jesus

Until the veil lifts

Until the day breaks

Until the day break, and the shadows flee away - Cant. ii: 17

The end and the reward of toil is rest

Sleep undisturbed within the peaceful shrine
Till angels wake thee with a note like thine

Thy rest is won

A Day Of Duty Done, A Day Of Rest Begun

Peace perfect peace

Eternal rest grant unto them 0 Lord

Made their souls rest in peace

Life's race well-run

Rest in peace

With The Lord

Rest Is Of The Lord

Our Loved One Sleeps Here

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LIFE-SERVICE

 

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith 

The soul that suffers is stronger than the soul that rejoices     

His mission on earth fulfilled

Everyone's life is a plan of God

Step softly, a dream lies buried here 

To Act Justly, To Laugh Tenderly And To Walk Humbly With Our Lord

Well done, thou good and faithful servant - Matthew 25:21

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven      

Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture dignity and love

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts, not amid  

Life's a voyage that's Homeward bound

Step softly, an angel lies buried here

The acts of this life are the destiny of the next

She concealed her tears but shared her smiles

She loved people and laughter

His greatest joy was in making others happy

No-one is indispensable but some are irreplaceable

Faithful unto death

life's victory won

Blessed Are The Merciful

They Served God Well

A Fighter to the End

Of Tender Heart And Gentle Spirit

A Kind Heart And Generous Spirit

His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than words, was simply doing good

An Inspiration To All

A Gentle Person

Joy In Living

A fighter To The End

His was a man’s courage

He hath awakened from the dream of life

His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than words, was simply doing good

Well Done Thou Good And Faithful Servant

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FAITH-HOPE-TRUST

 

This is the promise… the life everlasting

The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil 

There never was night that had no morn    

Death is only a shadow across the path to heaven 

May Heavens Eternal Joy Be Thine

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God

He hath awakened from the dream of life

Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal

The greatest attribute of Heaven is mercy 

Trust In The Lord

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground

He that endureth to the end shall be saved

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want

The righteous shall go into life eternal

This is the promise, life everlasting

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil

Till We meet again

Until we meet again

Beyond the sunset

we meet to part and part to meet again

The Rose Still Grows behind the wall

Pray For Us

Hail Mary Pray For Us

Thy Will Be Done

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto The Hills

Was Born Anew

Amazing Grace

Say A Prayer When Passing

Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound

Awaiting Christ's Return

What seem to us but dim funeral tapers may be heaven’s distant lamps          

Hasten, oh blessed hour of reunion 

Not my will, but thine be done

Death is the golden key that opens the Palace of eternity

Death is not a foe, but an inevitable adventure

Until we meet again

Not lost to memory! Not lost to love! But gone to our Father’s house, above 

He gave thee, He took thee, and He will restore thee

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life

Until the day break, and the shadows flee away  

Believe on Him to life everlasting

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted

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CHILDREN

No jewel is as perfect as the innocence of childhood 

What would the world be to us if children were no more?           

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

God's garden has need of little flowers

Forever Young, Forever In Our Hearts

Sleep, my little one, sleep

Suffer The Little Children To Come Unto Me

Children bring their own love with them when they come

Little Boy Blue has gone away

Budded/Blossomed On Earth To Bloom In Heaven

Let thy child rest in hope and rise in glory

God Bless Our Child

Remembering a tiny angel

Our little angel

Children are the keys of paradise

Ours for a little while, with Jesus forever 

God's garden has need of little flowers

Awaiting the touch of a little hand, and the smile of a little face

Lord, we give you our littlest angel

Children are the keys of paradise

No jewel is as perfect as the innocence of childhood

Let thy child rest in hope and rise in glory

Children are a heritage of the Lord

Our littlest angel who went back to heaven

An angel visited earth, and took a flower away

Sleep, my little one, sleep

So small, so sweet, so soon

The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtue

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GOD 

In God's Keeping

May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace 

He gave thee, He took thee, and He will restore thee 

In His will is our peace

God took her home, it was as well, but in our hearts she livith still

Forever With The Lord

God bless thee wheresoe’er thou art in his great universe today

In God's House There Are Many Mansions

Trust In God

In God We Trust

Always Trusting In God

For the Lord Is My Keeper

Safe In The Arms Of Jesus

Called by One who loves him dearly

God Is Our Refuge And Strength

With Christ, Which Is Far Better

In God's Hands

Asleep In Jesus

In God's Care

God Is Love

He Reached Down His Hand For Me

Come unto to me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden

Heart Of Sorrow, God Speaks To Us Best

Every man's life is a plan of God

God gives us life. Someone to live for he lends us

In His will is our peace

take my hand, walk with me

God took him home, it was his will, but in our hearts he liveth still

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UNDERSTANDING

He longest lives who most to others gives, himself forgetting 

Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal

Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest

Tears are often the telescope by which We see far into heaven

Hush my dear, be still and slumber: Jolly angels guard your bed

The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtue

‘Tis not the whole of life to live, nor all of  death to die

Oh, for boyhood's time of June, crowding years into one brief moon

The child is the father of the man 

Death is not a foe, but an inevitable adventure

There never was night that had no morn

Now twilight lets her curtain down and pins it with a star

God could not have made earthly ties so strong to break them in eternity

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We did not attempt to attribute these fine words to their authors or sources so as not to distract from the messages they convey; we felt that this is not the place for such an endeavour.  These quotations are in common usage but it should be possible to identify the author (in most cases) if one is so inclined. We are indeed grateful, however, to those who have brought these expressions of love and hope into our lives.