LV1 – Death Is Nothing At ALL

Death is nothing at all – I have only
Slipped away into the next room.
Whatsoever we were to each other,
That we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way
Which you always used to.

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 effort.
Life means all that it has ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was,
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.

Why should I be out of your mind
because I am out of your sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner. All is well.

LV2 – Stairway To Heaven

If tears could build a stairwell
And memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye,
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

LV3 – Footprints In The Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking
along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,

when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow
or defeat, I could see one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.

But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there has only been one
set of footprints in the sand.

Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The times when you
have seen only one set of footprints
in the sand, is when I carried you.”

LV 4 – We Hold You Close

We hold you close within our hearts
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

So rest in peace dear loved one
And thanks for all you’ve done,
We pray that God has given you
The crown you’ve truly won.

LV – 5 Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones:
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this Everlasting Light.

All the pain and grief are over!
Every restless yearning past;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely Home in Heaven at last.

Dear one, do not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust Our Father’s Will.

When your work is completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh! the rapture of that meeting!
Oh, the joy to see you come.

LV – 6 Miss Me But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the
road 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 journey we all must take
and each must go alone,
It’s all part of the Master 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.

LV – 7 Her/His Journey

Don’t think of her as gone away
her journeys 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.

LV 8 – A Million Tears

A bouquet of beautiful memories,
Sprayed with a million tears,
Wishing God could have spared you,
If just for a few more years.

It does not take a special day,
For us to think of you,
Each Mass we hear, each prayer we say,
Is offered up to you.

We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.

It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.

LV 9 – After Glow

I’d like the memory of me
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 life is done.

LV 10 – God’s Garden

God looked around his garden
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 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.

LV 11 – My Journey

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 journeys 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.

LV 12 – Our Mother/Father

You can only have one mother
Patient, kind and true
No other friend in all the world
Will be the same to you.

When other friends forsake you
To mother you will return
For all her loving kindness
She asks nothing in return.

As we look upon her picture
Sweet memories we recall
Of a face so full of sunshine
And a smile for one and all.

Sweet Jesus, take this message
To our dear mother up above
Tell her how we miss her
And give her all our love.

LV 13 – Mother/Father With A Heart of Gold

We lost a mother with a heart of gold
How much we miss her can never be told,
She shared our troubles and helped us along
If we follow her footsteps,
We will never go wrong.

We miss you from your fireside chair
Your loving smile and gentle air,
Your vacant place no one can fill
We miss you mother and always will.

She was a mother so very rare
Content in her home and always there,
On earth she toiled, in heaven she rests
God bless you mother, you were the best.

Each time we look at your picture
You seem to smile and say,
Don’t be sad but courage take
And love each other for my own sake.

LV 14 – Your Gentle Face

Your gentle face and patient smile.
With sadness we recall,
You had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.

The voice is mute and stilled the heart
That loved us well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
From one so good as you.

You are not a forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.

We miss you now, our hearts are sore
As time goes by we miss you more,
Your loving smile, your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place.

LV 15 – Contented

Now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.

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 face the gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face,
I’m giving you a great big hug
Or just a soft embrace.

So please don’t be unhappy
Just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you
Every morning, noon and night.

LV 16 – He Only Takes The Best

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around you,
and whispered “Come to me”.

With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

LV 17 – Broken Chain

We little knew that day
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories
Your love is still our guide,
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

LV 18 – Don’t Grieve For Me

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.

My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.

LV 19 – Softly In The Morning/Evening

Softly in the morning
You heard a gentle call,
You took the hand God offered you
And saw your tired face.

And quietly left us all.
The day you left us,
our hearts just broke in two,
The smallest part is still with us,

And the biggest part with you.
For the rest of our lives we will miss you,
Our secret tears still flow,
Oh, how we really loved you,

No one will ever know.
We miss your smile, your joking ways
We miss the things, you used to say,
And when old times we do recall,

It’s when we miss you most of all.
You were always there when we needed you,
No task too great or small,
With loving heart and willing hands,
For us you did it all.

LV 20 – Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain,
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush.

Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft star that shines in the night,
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.

LV 21 – Cherished Memories

You can shed tears
that they are gone,
or you can smile because 
they have lived.
You can close your eyes 
and pray they’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes
and see all they have left.
Your heart can be empty
because you can’t see them,
or you can be happy for tomorrow
because of yesterday.
You can remember them
and only that they have gone,
or you can cherish their memory
and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what 
they would want.
Smile, open your eyes, 
love and go on.

LV 22 – Deeply Mourned Girl/Boy

Fondly loved and deeply mourned,
heart of our heart, 
we miss you so;
often, our darling, our tears flow,
dimming your picture 
before our eyes,
but never the one 
in our heart that lies.
The stars seem dim 
as we whisper low,
our darling girl, we miss you so.

LV 23 – Nan/Gran

We had a wonderful grandmother,
One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine,
And her heart was solid gold;
Her eyes were as bright 
as shining stars,
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful grandmother,
And that’s the way it will always be.
But take heed, because
She’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
She will like what she sees.

LV 24 – If I Should Go. .

If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye
For I have left 
my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.

LV 25 – Love Lives On

Those we love remain with us,
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories 
never fade
because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
for as long as there is memory
they’ll live on in our heart.

LV 26 – Little Butterfly

A butterfly lights beside us 
like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment
its glory and beauty 
belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish 
it could have stayed . . .
We feel lucky to have seen it.
Oh Angel of God, 
my guardian dear,
To whom God’s love 
commits me here,
Ever this day be at my side,
to light, to guard, to rule 
and guide. Amen

LV 27 – Remembering Dad

Dad, we’ll always remember
that special smile, 
that caring heart,
that warm embrace,
you always gave us.
You being there for Mam and us,
through good and bad times,
no matter what.
We’ll always remember you Dad 
because there’ll never be another one,
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you.

LV 28 – Farewell

A sad farewell to one we’ve loved,
Kind mother we recall;
Good mother with a gentle heart,
So full of love for all.
And in the evening of your life
A grandmother full of care;
In all our needs, at every turn,
We found you waiting there.

LV 29 – Golden Memories

A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove, 
he only takes the best.
They say that memories are golden,
well maybe that is true,
but we never wanted memories,
we only wanted you.
You are gone but not forgotten,
never will your memory fade,
may Heaven’s blessings ever linger,
around the grave where you are laid.
Because you are so special,
no words could ever say,
how much we love and miss you,
today and everyday.