A large poppy fieldI will not insult you by trying to tell you that one day you will forget. I know as well as you that you will not.
But, at least, in time you will not remember as fiercely as you do now - and I pray that that time may be soon.
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Funeral Readings Collection

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Funeral Readings

Currently there are more than 120 different funeral readings in this collection, the funeral readings featured are a varied and diverse mixture of religious and non-religious text, most of the funeral readings are suitable for all age groups but you will see from the menu that there is a section that is specific to funeral readings for children and some of these particular funeral readings are also suitable (if you feel it is appropriate) for a child or young person to read during the funeral service of an adult.

Please feel free to suggest any funeral readings for inclusion in this collection, we are always particularly interested in any original and unusual funeral readings.

Occasional Random Popular Funeral Readings

 

All Is Well

All Is Well - Henry Scott Holland - A Popular Funeral Reading

Death Is Nothing At All

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away into the next room,
I am I, and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still,
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the same easy way which you always did,
Put no difference into your tone;
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect, without the shadow of a ghost on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity,
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am just waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.

Henry Scott Holland

Death Is Nothing At All

All is well

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Whatever we were to each other, we still are.
Please, call me by my old familiar name.
Speak of me in the same easy way you always did.
Laugh, as we always laughed, at the little jokes we shared together.
Think of me and smile.
Let my name be the household name it always was,
Spoken without the shadow of a ghost in it.
Life means all it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
Death is inevitable, so why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, - for an interval very near.
Nothing is past or lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before,
Only better and happier.
Together forever.
All is well.

Henry Scott Holland

Death is nothing at all - In words and music

Death is nothing at all - Reading

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