Inscriptions & Epitaphs

Bible Verses

B-1
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.
Psalm 23

B-2
Believe on Him to life everlasting.
1 Timothy 1:16

B-3
He shall receive in the world to come eternal life.
Mark 10:30

B-4
The righteous shall go into life eternal.
Matthew 25:46

B-5
Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:15

B-6
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Matthew 5:8

B-7
He that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 10:22

B-8
The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.
2 Samuel 7:1

B-9
Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.
Psalm 102

B-10
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.
Philippians 1:3

B-11
He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.
John 3:36

B-12
I rejoice in thy salvation.
1 Samuel 2:1

B- 13
The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want.
Psalm 23

B- 14
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Matthew 3:17

B-15
Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.
Psalms 40:4

B-16
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
Matthew 11:28

B-17
Sleep on now, and take your rest.
Matthew 26:45

B-18
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

B-19
…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.
Matthew 25:21

B-20
I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.
John 11:25

B-21
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:1

B-22
…All things work together for good to them that love God.
Romans 8:28

B-23
…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Revelation 2:10

B-24
…Not my will, but thine be done.
Luke 22:42

B-25
The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.
Genesis 31:49

B-26
For with thee is the foundation of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Psalm 36:9

B-27
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:13

B-28
Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

B-29
This is the promise….. the life everlasting.
1st Epistle of John 2:25

B-30
For of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:14

B-31
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7

Classic Memorial Epitaphs

CL-1
The soul that suffers is stronger than the soul that rejoices.
E. Shepard

CL-2
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
H.W. Beecher

CL-3
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts, not amid joy.
Hemans

CL-4
What seems to us but dim funeral tapers may be heaven’s distant lamps.
Longfellow

CL-5
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of Eternity.
Milton

CL-6
There is a sweet job that comes to us through sorrow.
Spurgeon

CL-7
Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Moore

CL-8
Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy.
Shakespeare

CL-9
Death is not a foe, but an inevitable adventure.
Sir Oliver Lodge

CL-10
Every man’s life is a plan of God.
Horace Bushnell

CL-11
The acts of this life are the destiny of the next.
(Eastern proverb)

CL-12
Sorrows are like tall angels with star-crowns in their hair.
Margery Eldredge Howell

CL-13
The heart of him who truly loves is a paradise on earth.
Lamennais

CL-14
Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss.
Milton

CL-15
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Leibniz

CL-16
Humble love, and not proud science, keens the door of heaven.
Young

CL-17
The greatest attribute of heaven is mercy.
Beaumont and Fletcher

CL-18
Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule.
Cowper 

CL-19
Nature’s loving proxy, the watchful mother.
Bulwer

CL-20
Dust thou art, to dust returnest, was not spoken of the soul.
Longfellow

CL-21
The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, 
One’s nearer God’s heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth.
Dorothy Francis Gurney 

CL-22
Till the master of all good workmen shall set us to work anew.
Rudyard Kipling

CL-23
The end and the reward of toil is rest.
James Beattie

CL-24
In His will is our peace.
Dante

CL-25
Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.
Lowell

CL-26
Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.
Shelley

CL-27
Each lonely scene shall thee restore.
William Collins

CL-28
Things past belong to memory alone, things future are the property of hope.
John Home

CL-29
Yet in this heart’s most sacred place, thou, alone, shall dwell forever.

CL-30
…There hath pass’d away a glory from the earth.
Wordsworth

CL-31
Joy, joy, forever! My task is done – the gates are pass’d and heaven is won.
Moore

CL-32
The cross leads generations on.
Shelly

CL-33
…The heart of man is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.
St. Augustine

CL-34
God is and all is well.
Whittier

CL-35
Death’s but a path to be trod if man would ever pass to God.
Thomas Parnell

CL-36
Onward to thy glory! ‘Tis always morning somewhere in the world.
R.H. Horne

CL-37
Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.
Herman Melville

CL-38
He hath awakened from the dream of life.
Shelley

CL-39
Beyond is the infinite morning of a day without tomorrow.
W.S. Abbott

CL-40
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers. The o’erfraught heart and bids it break…
Shakespeare

CL-41
Where He leads me I can safely go.
Millay

CL-42
God gives us love. Something to love He lends us.
Tennyson

CL-43
Whither thou goest, I will go.
Ruth 1:16

CL-44
But in the night of death hope sees a star, and listening. Love can hear the rustle of a wing.
Ingeresoll

CL-45
There never was night that had no morn.
D.M.N. Craik

CL-46
Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death.
Young

CL-47
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away.
Song of Solomon 2:17

CL-48
‘Tis not the whole of life, nor all of death to die.
J. Montgomery

CL-49
Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.
Wilde

CL-50
Now twilight lets her curtain down and pins it with a star.
L.M. Child

CL-51
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Moore

CL-52
Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest.
Goethe

CL-53
His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than words, was simply doing good.
Whittier

General Epitaphs

G-1
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.

G-2
I think of you as watching from a time and space beyond the sky, a place where we might someday come.

G-3
May the journey on your next adventure be as joy-filled as your time with us. See you soon!

G-4
To the world you may have just been somebody, but to all of us you were the world. Thank You for the time you spent here!

G-5
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breathe away.

G-6
Behold my friends as you pass by as you are now, so once was I as I am now, soon you shall be. Give thyself to God and follow me.

G-7
The kiss of sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One’s nearer God’s heart in a garden, Than anywhere else on earth.

G-8
Your presence is a gift to the world, You’re unique and one of a kind. Your life can be what you want it to be, Take it one day at a time.

G-9
I can only hope we shall see each other again in that place where there is only love and no shadows fall. You have touched my very being….I shall remember you.

G-10
We miss you very much and love you dearly. We know our God is taking care of you and you are now one his special angels you are forever in our hearts. We cant wait to be with you again.

G-11
You taught all that you knew what courage meant and have shown us an example in death as you did in life. God give me strength in my life without you.

G-12
I pray you can see me now and be proud of what I have become because of your example, but most of all I thank you because you loved me so much.

G-13
Don’t mourn my loss, whatever you do my leaving brings you closer to the loved ones I have left behind, and all the joys the future holds.

G-14
Shed not for her the bitter tear, Nor give the heart to vain regret, Tis but mere ashes that lie here, the gem that filled it sparkles yet.

G-15
Beneath this simple stone that marks his resting place our precious darling sleeps alone in the Lord’s long embrace.

G-16
No pain, no grief, no anxious fear can reach our loved one sleeping here.

Epitaphs for Females – Mother, Daughter, Sister

F-1
To know even one life breathed easier because she lived is to know she truly succeeded while here.

F-2
We can only be said to be alive when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Let it be forever remembered she was always a diamond to us.

F-3
She never took no for an answer and pushed ahead when others paused. But a kinder, gentler woman you will never meet again.

F-4
She appreciated every moment because she knew she might never be able to experience it again.

F-5
She took in all the wonders of life, wrapped them in a colorful package and gave it to us. We’ll miss you.

F-6
The past is history. The future, a mystery. But we will hold dear our memories of her, her smile, the sound of her laughter…forever.

F-7
She did more than exist; she lived. She did more than listen; she understood. Rest peacefully, dear.

F-8
Goodbye to a wonderful mother and grandmother. She lived a long and wonderful life, and was loved by all who knew her. She will be dearly missed, but will live on in our hearts for generations.

F-9
Sleep on, sweet mother and wife. And take thy rest, God called thee home. He thought it best.

F-10
My wife, my friend, the mother dear in dreamless sleep repossess here. May those whose love to her was given all meet and live with her in heaven.

F-11
Mother thou art gone to rest. And this shall be our prayer. That when we reach our journey’s end, His glory we may share.

F-12
God’s greatest gift returned to God – my mother. O’Lord I put her in thy hands. She had a kindly word for each and she died beloved to all. She lives with us in memory and will for evermore.

F-13
May God grant you eternal rest, dear Mother.

F-14
She concealed her tears but shared her smiles.

F-15
God took her home, it was his will, but in our hearts she liveth still.

F-16
God bless thee wheresoe’er thou art in his great universe today.

F-17
She is resting peacefully with Jesus in that beautiful home above.

F-18
Her memory is enshrined in our hearts.

F-19
Her friendship was an inspiration, her love a blessing.

F-20
Resting with those she loved.

F-21
She served and kept the faith.

F-22
She walked in beauty.

F-23
Her friends were her world.

F-24
She loved people and laughter.

F-25
She would rather give than receive.

F-26
God called her from among us to a home of eternal rest.

F-27
Always loving, always loved.

F-28
To know her was to love her.

F-29
She gave so much and demanded so little.

F-30
Her children arise up and call her blessed.

F-31
A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.

F-32
Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture dignity and love.

F-33
When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.

F-34
She passed through glory’s morning gate and walked in paradise.

Epitaphs for Males-Father, Son, Brother

M-1
If there is a another world, he lives in bliss if not another, he made the most of this.

M-2
We laughed at him because he was different, he laughed at us because we were all the same. We will never laugh the same again.

M-3
Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far they can go. We will always remember just how far our wonderful boy could go!

M-4
Each life is like a letter of the alphabet. Alone it can be meaningless. Or, like his beautiful years with us, it can be part of a great meaning.

M-5
He always stood for what was right and good and for this we shall forever cherish his memory.

M-6
What lies behind him and what lies before him are tiny matters compared to what lied within him.

M-7
He achieved success here because he lived well, laughed often and loved much. We’ll forever miss you, Daddy!

M-8
He left the world knowing he was loved. Nothing in life could be a more precious gift. You’ll always be in our hearts, son!

M-9
He always did the things he thought he couldn’t do. Thank you for your courage and inspiration.

 

M-10
He never heard opportunity knock because he was too busy building doors. Don’t forget us!

M-11
His true wealth was in his generous heart, and what endless wealth he did have.

M-12
It is not length of life, but depth of life. He jumped into life and never touched bottom.

Epitaphs for Infants

I-1
Hush my dear, be still and slumber; Jolly angels guard your bed.

I-2
The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtue.

I-3
Children bring their own love with them when they come.

I-4
What would the world be to us if children were no more?

I-5
Oh, for boyhoods time of June crowding years into one brief moon.

I-6
Sleep undisturbed within the peaceful shrine, Till angels wake thee with a note like thine.

I-7
No jewel is as perfect as the innocence of childhood.

I-8
Sleep, my little one, sleep.

I-9
Children are a heritage of the Lord.
Psalms 127:3

I-10
The child is the father of the man.

I-11
Little Boy Blue has gone away.

I-12
God’s garden has need of little flowers.

I-13
Remembering a tiny angel.

I-14
So small, so sweet, so soon.

I-15
Lord, we give you our littlest angel.

I-16
Budded (or blossomed) on earth to bloom in Heaven.

I-17
For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

I-18
His was a man’s courage.

I-19
Our littlest angel who went back to Heaven.

I-20
Called by one who loves him dearly.

I-21
Let thy child rest in hope and rise in glory.

I-22
Awaiting the touch of a little hand, and the smile of a little face.

I-23
Children are the keys of paradise.

I-24
An angel visited the green earth, and took a flower away.

I-25
Born Sleeping.

I-26
Born Into Heaven.

Words of Comfort 

WC-1
Gone, but not forgotten.

WC-2
In Loving Memory of 

WC-3
To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die.

WC-4
Entered into rest.

WC-5
Until we meet again.

WC-6
I shall but love thee better after death.

WC-7
Forever in our hearts.

WC-8
Always in our hearts.

WC-9
At rest with God/ Rest in Peace.

WC-10
Too well loved to ever be forgotten.

WC-11
Asleep in Jesus.

WC-12
Home with God, which is far better.

WC-13
Ours for a little while, with Jesus forever.

WC-14
Everlasting life through Christ.

WC-15
Asleep in Christ Jesus.

WC-16
Beloved of the Lord.

WC-17
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.

WC-18
Rest in thine, sweet memory ours.

WC-19
Sweetly sleeping.

WC-20
Loving memories last forever.

WC-21
Hasten, on blessed hour or reunion.

WC-22
Not lost to memory! Not lost to love! But gone to our Father’s house above.

WC-23
Step softly, a dream lies buried here.

WC-24
Your love will light my way, your memory is ours unchanged forever.

WC-25
What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever.

WC-26
Death is only a shadow across the path to heaven.

WC-27
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.

WC-28
He longest lives who most to others gives, himself forgetting.

WC-29
May the soul of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

WC-30
He gave thee, He took thee, and He will restore thee.

WC-31
God could not have made earthly ties so strong to break them in eternity.

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