30 Best Funeral Poems for Your Grandmother

Today we’re looking through a beautiful selection of funeral poems for grandmother.

A loving Grandmother is such a beautiful and integral part of life on this earth, which is one of the many reasons it can be so hard to let go of their hand. 

She may have been that quiet yet resolute source of strength; the one who always seemed to be ready with listening ears, just the right words, and a helping hand. 

Maybe she was a best friend, a confidant, or a rainbow in your otherwise grey sky; her sweet words and special love reminding you of how good life can be.

Her cheerful, pleasant ways, golden heart, her words of wisdom, the way she would always look after others’ needs before her own…

She may have been a constant source of joy in your life, and one that will remain irreplaceable until you perhaps meet again one day. 

All of these and more make up the rose garden of memories that become her legacy.

Funeral Poems for Grandmother

If your Grandmother’s funeral is just around the corner and you are looking for a way to honor her during the memorial service, then a wonderful funeral poem wouldn’t be amiss. 

Be it a comforting message to those left behind, final words of faith and hope for eternity, or a celebration of a remarkable woman, one (or several) of these memorial poems may be the perfect way to honor the beautiful life she lived.

Or perhaps you’re just looking for that special touch of comfort that only poetry can provide? 

Well, in that case we can assure you that there is many a heartwarming message of hope written below in this selection of inspirational poems. 

So whether it’s Grandma’s funeral service, or just a normal day where you miss her more fiercely than others, we hope you’ll find love, peace, and comfort in the memorial poetry we have to share with you today.

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1. Rock of Ages

While I draw this fleeting breath,

when mine eyes shall close in death,

when I soar to worlds unknown,

see thee on thy judgment throne,

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

let me hide myself in thee.

Augustus Toplady

2. You Only Have One Grandmother

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You can have one special grandmother

Patient kind and true;

No other friend in all the world,

Will be the same to you.

When other friends forsake you,

To Grandma 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 Grandma up above;

Tell her how we miss her,

And give her all our love.


3. John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

4. The Divine Symphony

I once scorned ev’ry fearful thought of death,

When it was but the end of pulse and breath,

But now my eyes have seen that past the pain

There is a world that’s waiting to be claimed.

Earthmaker, Holy, let me now depart,

For living’s such a temporary art.

And dying is but getting dressed for God,

Our graves are merely doorways cut in sod.

Calvin Miller

5. Our Boys and Other Poems Dreams

I dream that you come and sit by me

And you hold my hand and ruff my hair;

Your eyes shine with a sweet delight

That I used to see so often there.

Then my heart is filled with a hallowed love

And I know t’is but a little way

To the spirit land, and I know that I

Shall meet you there some glad sweet day.

Alan L Strang

6. Psalm 23: 1-3

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

3 He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.

7. Sympathy

There should be no despair for you

While nightly stars are burning,

While evening pours its silent dew

And sunshine gilds the morning.

There should be no despair – though tears

May flow down like a river:

Are not the best beloved of years

Around your heart forever?

Emily Bronte

8. Her Mem’ry

“Her mem’ry does remain;

Her suff’ring now is gain:

She lived a life so full of grace

This world cannot contain.”


9. Our Love

Our love for you echoes

Throughout eternity

And sings along with those

With whom you now are free


10. Petals

Life is a stream

On which we strew

Petal by petal the flower of our heart;

The end lost in dream,

They float past our view,

We only watch their glad, early start.

Freighted with hope,

Crimsoned with joy,

We scatter the leaves of our opening rose;

Their widening scope,

Their distant employ,

We never shall know. And the stream as it flows

Sweeps them away,

Each one is gone

Ever beyond into infinite ways.

We alone stay

While years hurry on,

The flower fared forth, though its fragrance still stays.

Amy Lowell

11. Do Not Stand at My Grave & 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 glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,

I am the swift, uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there, I do not sleep.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there, I did not die!”

Mary Frye

12. Memories in the Heart

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Feel no guilt in laughter, she knows how much you care

Feel no sorrow in a smile that she’s not here to share.

You cannot grieve forever, she would not want you to.

She’d hoped you can carry on, the way you always do.

So talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared

The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.

Let memories surround you,

A word someone may say

Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day

That brings her back as clearly as though she was here

And fills you with the feelings that she is always near

For if you keep these moments, you will never be apart

And she will live forever, locked safe within your heart.


13. Out of My Bondage, Sorrow and Night

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,

Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;

Into thy freedom, gladness, and light,

Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of my sickness into thy health,

Out of my want and into thy wealth,

Out of my sin and into thyself,

Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,

Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;

Into the joy and light of thy home,

Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of the depths of ruin untold,

Into the peace of thy sheltering fold,

Ever thy glorious face to behold,

Jesus, I come to thee.

William Sleeper

14. Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,

This is the legacy we have from you

You taught us love and how to fight

You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find,

And in your heart you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another

Not just as a wife not just as a mother.

For all of us you gave your best

And now the time has come for you to rest.

So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,

Your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.


15. Romans 8:32

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

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16. The Watcher

Her thoughts were all so full of us,

She could never forget!

And so I think that where she is

She must still be watching yet.

Anne Widdemer

17. Crossing Over

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“Oh, please don’t feel guilty

It was just my time to go.

I see you are still feeling sad,

And the tears just seem to flow.

We all come to earth for our lifetime,

And for some it’s not many years

I don’t want you to keep crying

You are shedding so many tears.

I haven’t really left you

Even though it may seem so.”


18. Grandma

You fed me well, you made me strong.

You taught me to know right from wrong.

You made me feel that I belong.

You showed me the value of a song.

You gave me life, you gave me love.

You always knew the way I felt.

You used the words you thought might heal.

You convinced me it was no big deal.

Your advice would keep it real.

You gave me life, you gave me love.

Broken hearts you liked to mend.

It was not in your nature to offend.

Birthday cards you’d always send.

You knew the value of family and friends.

You give me life, you give me love.

You left me now, you’ve gone away.

I’m left behind, I have to stay.

So I’ll just have to pray.

I’ll meet you again another day.

You always had that ‘special touch’.

I loved you so very, very much.

You gave me life, you gave me love.

Please watch over me from above.


19. Proverbs 12:28

In the way of righteousness is life;

in its path there is no death.

20. She’s in the Sun, The Wind, The Rain

She’s in the sun, the wind, the rain,

she’s in the air you breathe

with every breath you take.

She sings a song of hope and cheer,

there’s no more pain, no more fear.

You’ll see her in the clouds above,

hear her whisper words of love,

you’ll be together before long,

until then, listen to her song.

Christy Ann Martine

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21. Her Smile

Though her smile is gone forever

and her hand I cannot touch

I still have so many memories

Of the one I loved so much.

Her memory is now my keepsake

Which I’ll never part with.

God has her in her keeping

I have her in my heart.

Sadly missed, but never forgotten.


22. Sweet Times

short funeral poems for grandma

The sun, the moon, and all the stars:

These will always come around,

To remind me of sweet times of ours

And the joy in heav’n she’s found.


23. Loved and Lost

I hold it true, whate’er befall;

I feel it, when I sorrow most;

‘Tis better to have loved and lost

Than never to have loved at all.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

24. You’ve Just Walked On Ahead of Me

You’ve Just Walked On Ahead of Me

And I’ve got to understand

You must release the ones you love

And let go of their hand.

I try and cope the best I can

But I’m missing you so much

If I could only see you

And once more feel your touch.

Yes, you’ve just walked on ahead of me

Don’t worry I’ll be fine

But now and then I swear I feel

Your hand slipped into mine.

Joyce Grenfell

25. Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart fails,

but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

26. This World

Here in this world,

He bids us come;

There in the next,

He shall bid us welcome.

John Donne

27. A Wonderful Grandmother

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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 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.


28. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

O Love that will not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in thee.

I give thee back the life I owe,

that in thine ocean depths its flow

may richer, fuller be.

O Light that follows all my way,

I yield my flick’ring torch to thee.

My heart restores its borrowed ray,

that in thy sunshine’s blaze its day

may brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,

I cannot close my heart to thee.

I trace the rainbow through the rain,

and feel the promise is not vain,

that morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,

I dare not ask to fly from thee.

I lay in dust, life’s glory dead,

and from the ground there blossoms red,

life that shall endless be.

George Matheson

29. Job 19:23-27

Oh that my words were now written!

Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

24 That with an iron pen and lead

they were engraved in the rock forever!

25 But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives.

In the end, he will stand upon the earth.

26 After my skin is destroyed,

then I will see God in my flesh,

27 whom I, even I, will see on my side.

My eyes will see, and not as a stranger.

30. 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”

Christina Rossetti

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