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FUNERAL READINGS
Tim Manger - Funeral Celebrant

The readings you choose for your funeral ceremony will define the life and memory of your loved one. This is a selection of the most popular requested readings, poems, prose and texts.
Popular Religous
Title Author
A Gaelic Farewell Anon
A prayer of peace St Francis of Assisi
A Time For All Things Christian Bible Ecclesiates 3:1-8
Finding You in Beauty Walter Rinder
Footprints Anon
I Am Making All Things New Christian Bible Revelation 21:1-7
I Am the Bread of Life Christian Bible John 6:35-40
Look to This Day Sanskrit Hindu and Buddhist texts
Lord We Turn to You Jewish Funeral Service Prayer Book
No sorrow to die Amelia Barr
Short Verse Christian Bible 1 Thessalonians 4.14,17b,18
Short Verse Christian Bible John 11.25-26
Short Verse Christian Bible Matthew 5.4
Short Verse Christian Bible Romans 8.38-39
The Divine Weaver Anon
The Lord is My Shepherd Christian Bible Psalm 23
The Pilgrims Progress John Bunyan
What is Dying Bishop Brent

Popular Poem & Prose
Title Author
A Ballade of Suicide G K Chesterton
A Blue Valentine Joyce Kilmer
A Burial Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A Farewell to False Love Sir Walter Raleigh
A Prayer in Time of War Alfred Noyes
An Epitaph Walter de la Mare
An Ode On the Death of Mr Henry Purcell John Dryden
And like a dying lady Percy Bysshe Shelley
Armies in the Fire Robert Louis Stevenson
Art thou pale for weariness Percy Bysshe Shelley
Bereavement Percy Bysshe Shelley
Border Ballad Sir Walter Scott
Darkness Lord Byron
Death William Butler Yeats
Death is a Fisherman Benjamin Franklin
Dejection Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dover Beach Matthew Arnold
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Thomas Gray
Farewell Love Thomas Wyatt
Farewell to the Court Sir Walter Raleigh
For whom the bell tolls John Donne
Forget Not Yet Thomas Wyatt
Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies William Shakespeare
Heart we will forget him Emily Dickinson
Helas Oscar Wilde
Her Voice Oscar Wilde
How Do I Love Thee? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I am shut out of mine own heart Christopher Brennan
I had been hungry all the years Emily Dickinson
I have loved flowers that fade Robert Bridges
I held a jewel Emily Dickinson
I Watched Thee Lord Byron
In Flanders Fields Dr John McCrae
In Memory Joyce Kilmer
In the Wilderness Robert Graves
Its a Queer Time Robert Graves
Life Sir Walter Raleigh
O Captain My Captain Walt Whitman
O Death Rock Me Asleep Anne Boleyn
Ode On A Grecian Urn John Keats
Ode on Solitude Alexander Pope
Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots Percy Bysshe Shelley
Peace Rupert Brooke
Rain before Dawn F Scott Fitzgerald
Recessional Rudyard Kipling
Remembrance Emily Bronte
Safety Rupert Brooke
She is Far from the Land Thomas Moore
She Walks In Beauty Lord Byron
Tears Idle Tears Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Ballad Of Reading Gaol Oscar Wilde
The Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Dead Rupert Brooke
The Dying Christian To His Soul Alexander Pope
The House with Nobody in it Joyce Kilmer
The Indifferent John Donne
The Lady of Shallot Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Lake of the Dismal Swamp Thomas Moore
The Raven Edgar Allan Poe
The Reaper And The Flowers Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Recruit A E Housman
The Road not Taken Robert Frost
The Sick Rose William Blake
The Soldier Rupert Brooke
The Song of Hiawatha Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Song of the Wreck Charles Dickens
The tell tale heart Edgar Allan Poe
The Time Ive Lost Thomas Moore
The Wreck of the Hesperus Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Yellow Gas Christopher Brennan
They Flee from Me Thomas Wyatt
Time Long Past Percy Bysshe Shelley
To The RAF Alfred Noyes
Upon a Dying Lady William Butler Yeats
When we two parted Lord Byron
When you are old William Butler Yeats
Where Shall The Lover Rest Sir Walter Scott
Who Ever Loved That Loved Not at First Sight Christopher Marlowe

Popular Lyrics
Title Author
Fire and rain James Taylor
Man of colours Icehouse
The day you went away Wendy Matthews
The living years Mike and the Mechanics


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