When planning out what to say during a eulogy, many people like to find readings and quotes that truly expresses their feelings towards their loved ones. Whether you choose a bible quote or a popular poem, these readings are here help you develop a eulogy befitting of your loved one. Below are a number of selected readings that you may want to decide read out for your loved one’s funeral.


Love Sonnet: XVII – Pablo Neruda
Epitaph On A Friend – Robert Burns
Nothing Gold Can Stay – Robert Frost
Under the Harvest Moon – Carl Sandburg
The Journey of My Life – Rabindranath Tagore
Remember Me – Margaret Mead
Do Not Go Gently into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas
But Not Forgotten – Dorothy Parker
Remember – Christina Rossetti
All is Well – Henry Scott Holland

Bible Readings

Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd…)
John 14:1-6 (Do not let your hearts be troubled…)
Romans 5:1-5 (Therefore, since we have been justified by faith…)
Rev. 21:6; 22:13 (Have you not known? Have you not heard?)
John 14:1-6 (Do not let your hearts be troubled…)
Psalm 25 (To you, O Lord, I lift my soul…)
Psalm 27 (The Lord is my light and my salvation…)
John 6:37-40 (Jesus said to the crowd…)
Matthew 5:1-12 (Rejoice and be glad…)
Psalm 116 (I will walk before the Lord…)

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