Write not my name on honour rolls of fame to crumble with man’s memory through the years. Kipling, May the countryside and the gliding valley streams content me. He/She came and went and never ceased to smile. Change ). Softly at nightThe stars are shining on you. Born in 1927, the author is the former Official Tombstone Town Historian. Craik), There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God (Hebrews 4:9), There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest (Job 3:17), There was a friendly warmth about you, a faith in the fondness of human kind, There was grace in all her steps, heaven in her eyes. If you knew him (her), you loved him (her), Immortality is the word that through the ages hope has been whispering to love, In every pang that rends the heart the Man Of Sorrows has a part, In him was life, and the life was the light of men (John 1:4), In memory you are with us as you always were before, In my Father’s house are many mansions if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:2), In my Father’s house are many mansions (John 14:2), In our arms for a little while, in our hearts forever, In our hearts most sacred place, thou alone shall dwell forever, In our hearts there will always be a place for you, for all our lives, In our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered every day, In our hearts your memory lingers, sweetly, tender, fond and true, In our lives for a short time – In our hearts forever, In steadfast hope of that glad day here lies entombed my weary clay, In the morning of his day in youth and love he passed away, In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, In the presence of trouble, some people grow wings; others buy crutches, In thy Sacred Heart, my Jesus, hide Thou me, In whom lived always kindness, loyalty and understanding, In whom lived always love of family, understanding and a kind heart, Infant Son of (Insert Mother’s First Name and Father’s First Name), Into thy hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46), Is anyone of you sad? Cicero, Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming. The reverse of a stone can be a good place for a longer inscription. (Eastern proverb), The amount of time on earth matters very little: a man can live in greed and pride 90 years and never find God, know Him or accomplish His Plan. Louis MacNeice, And one fine morning in a sunny laneSome boy and girl will meet and kiss and swearThat nobody can love their way againWhile over thereYou will have smiled, I shall have tossed your hair.Charlotte May Mew, Fear no more the heat o' the sun,Nor the furious winter's rages.Shakespeare, What sound was that?....It was the breathwe took when we first met.Listen. I am not gone but merely walk within you, Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you (Psalm 55:22), Build me no monuments. May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear, how much we love and miss you and wish that you were here. An epitaph is defined in the Oxford English dictionary as a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone. Wear no dark clothes; speak in no saddened voice, Seeking rare virtues which didn’t exist. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms (Charlotte Bronte), There never was night that had no morn. And the beat goes onJust like my love everlastingAnd the beat goes onStill moving strong on and on. All things change, creeds, and philosophies and outward systems but God remains! The words should make you smile, to think of your loved one, to share in some secret with them, to feel closer to them. It comes from an indomitable will (Gandhi), Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts, not amid joy. Morning has broken like the first morning. When sunset flows into golden glows, And the breath of the night is new,Love finds afar eve’s eager star— That is my thought of you. Shine until tomorrow, let it be, And with the morn those angel faces smile which I have loved long since, and lost awhile, As a family we are never apart loving memories keep you alive in our hearts, As a wife-devoted, as a mother-affectionate, as a friend-our trust and love, in life-she exhibited all the graces of a Christian, in death-her redeemed spirit returned to God who gave it, As a wife, she had no equal. She has gone to her home in heaven and all her afflictions are over, A loved one sleeping, gone but not forgotten, A loving father, tender and kind, what a beautiful memory you left behind, A loving husband (wife) and father (mother), A man must stand erect, not be kept erect by others, A moment in our arms, a lifetime in our hearts, A mother is a mother still; the holiest thing alive, A mother’s love, like an imperishable sun, cannot go out, A person is a person, no matter how small, A righteous woman remembered for a blessing, A song is more lasting than the voice of the birds, A thousand words can’t bring you back, I know because I tried. Agu, O may I join the choir invisibleOf those immortal dead who live againIn minds made better by their presence.George Eliot, Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush is afire with God.And only those who see take off their shoes; the rest sit around and pluck blackberries. So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more. The grief that does not speak whispers the o’erfraught heart and bids it break…. There is no death! Sing anyway. Wendell Berry, And if God choose I shall but love thee better after death. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? (Beaumont and Fletcher), The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving. What everyone should read before thinking about a headstone, accommodation, One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ. Title Doth guard the silent dust. Most Jewish tombstones from Zoar (Zoora) carry Aramaic inscriptions painted in red ochre. The tombstones inspired me to consider my own epitaph. Now is eternity; now is the immortal life. studio life, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, I’m the guiding light in your dreams and I’ll be travelling by your side. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. (Rudyard Kipling), Time cannot steal the treasures that we carry in our hearts, Time passes, memories stay, loved and remembered, everyday, Time takes even the simple and small memories we hold of those we love and silently turns them into gold, Tis always morning somewhere, and above (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), Tis not the whole of life to live, nor all of death to die (James Montgomery), Tis sweet, as year by year we lose friends out of sight, in faith to muse how grows in Paradise our store (Keble), To all the world just one, but to us all the world, To be a child is tTo know the fun of living, to have a child is to know the beauty of life. headstones, how sweet, basks in friendships that will last. Our darling, in their trust, Treasured by us is the memory of your unselfish love, Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you (Matt 21:31–32), Underneath this stone doth lie As much virtue as could die ; Which, when alive, did vigor give To as much beauty as could live, Until the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars (Will Hayes), Until the day break and shadows flee (Song of Solomon 2:17), Unto them that love God, all things work for good (Romans 8:28), Unto you is paradise opened (2 Esdras 8:52), unto you is paradise opened, the tree of life is planted, the time to come is prepared, plenteousness is made ready, a city is builded, and rest is allowed, yea, perfect goodness and wisdom (2 Esdras 8:52), upon the silent shore.

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