Poems for Funeral Services

Poems, Verses, Songs & Hymns for Funerals


Quinns of Glasthule Funeral Home Directors

Are you searching for a verse or poem to read at a funeral service?


Maybe you would like to show your appreciation to a family member with a funeral poem?

There are no end of beautiful pieces of poetry, readings and verses that can enhance a FUNERAL SERVICE or ceremony whether it is religious or non-religious. We have gathered some of the best poems and most popular verses for funerals.

If you are in the process of preplanning your funeral service, you may wish to note in your funeral services arrangements the poems, verses and songs or hymns you wish to be employed during the various parts of the funeral service. The Funeral Director will help you with this process if you wish.


Quinn’s Funeral Home Directors arrange funerals across the Republic of Ireland. Contact us to discuss arranging a funeral or to preplan a funeral.


Suggested Funeral Poems

Title of Poem Written By Poem Details
Death Is Nothing At All Henry Scott Holland Canon Of St Paul’s Cathedral (1847-1918)
Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep Mary Frye (1905-2004)
Farewell Anne Bronte (1820-1849)
Footprints Anon
Funeral Blues (Stop All The Clocks) W.H Auden (1907-1973)
His Journeys Just Begun E. Brenneman
I Fall Asleep In The Full And Certain Hope Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
Indian Prayer Traditional
Irish Blessing/May The Roads Rise Up To Meet You Anon
It Was Beautiful Rabindranath Tagore Bengali Priest And Nobel Laureate For Literature 1913 (1861-1941)
Miss Me But Let Me Go Robyn Rancman
Not How Did He Die, But, How Did He Live Anon
Remember Christine Rossetti (1830-1894)
Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin Song Lyrics (1968)
Time Will Ease The Hurt Anon
Tis Only We Who Grieve Anon
What Is Dying? Bishop Charles Henry Brent (1862-1929)
What Though The Radiance William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me David Romano


Don’t see a poem or song you know and cherish. Contact us and let us know, as we endeavour to make things easier for the bereaved.