Verses | Religious

The Memorare (V100)
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone that fled 
to Thy protection, implored Thy help,
or sought Thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence I fly unto Thee,
O Virgin of Virgins my Mother;
to Thee I come; before Thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of the Word incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in Thy clemency hear and answer me.

We Hold You Close (V101)
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.

Prayer for Holy Rest (V102)
O Lord, support us all day long, 
until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, 
and the busy world lies hushed, 
and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. 
Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last.

A Precious One (V103)
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
 A place is vacant in our home
 Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon his love had given
 And though the body slumbers here
The soul is safe in Heaven.

A Light is Gone (V104)
A light is from our household gone,
 A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
 That never can be filled.
 Lonely is the home without you,
 Life to us is not the same;
 All the world would be like heaven,
 If we could have you back again.
 May the God of love and mercy,
 Care for our loved one who is gone, 
And bless with consolation,
 Those left to carry on.

Hail Holy Queen (V105)
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. 
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; 
to thee do we send up our sighs, 
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then most gracious Advocate thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile, 
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! 
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may
be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 A Sudden Parting (V106)
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
 Those who loved you dearly,
 Are the ones who can’t forget.
We often sit and think of you,
 And think of how you died;
 To think you could not say goodbye,
 Before you closed your eyes.
Your life was one of kindly deeds,
 A helping hand for others’ needs, 
Sincere and true in heart and mind
 Beautiful memories left behind.
We did not know that morning,
 What sorrow the day would bring,
 When a heart of gold stopped beating,
 And we couldn’t do a thing.
Two tired eyes are sleeping,
 Two willing hands are still,
 The one who worked so hard for us,
 Is resting at God’s will.
We never fail to think of you, 
We never cease to care,
 We only wish we could go home,
 And find you waiting there.

I Thought Of You With Love Today (V107)
I thought of you with love today 
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday 
and days before that too,
I think of you in silence, 
I often speak your name,
all I have are memories 
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake 
with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping, 
I have you in my heart.

Home in Heaven (V108)
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.

When I Come to the End of the Road (V109)
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 for long 
And not with your head bowed low 
Remember the love we once shared 
Miss me – but let me go. 
For this is a journey we all must take 
And each must go alone 
It’s all part of the Master’s plan
 A step on the road to home.

A silent tear (V110)
Each night we shed a silent tear, 
As we speak to you in prayer, 
To let you know we love you, 
And just how much we care.
We take a million tear-drops, 
And wrap them up in love, 
Then ask the wind to carry them 
To you in Heaven above.

God called your name (V111)
God called your name so softly,
 That only you could hear;
And no one heard the footsteps, 
Of angels drawing near.
The golden gates stood open,
 God saw you needed rest;
 God’s garden must be beautiful,
 He only takes the best.

Gone from our home (V112)
As we sat beside your bedside
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our duty to the end
’Till we could do no more.
For many years the family chain
Was closely linked together;
But, oh that chain is broken now,
The main link gone forever.
Gone from our home that smiling face,
The cheerful happy ways
The heart that won so many friends
In bygone happy days.
The sunshine of our happy home
Must always clouded be;
But thou, O Lord have sent this cross,
We bear it all for thee.
Our lips cannot speak how we loved you,
Our hearts cannot tell our dismay;
And only God knows how we miss you
In our home that is lonely today.

Lonely is the home (V113)
Lonely is the home without you, 
Life to us is not the same.
 All the world would be like heaven 
If we could have you back again.
May the God of love and mercy 
Care for our loved one who is gone
And bless with consolation 
Those left to carry on.

God has not promised (V114)
God has not promised skies always blue, 
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;
 God has not promised sun without rain, 
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God has promised strength for the day,
 Rest for the labour, light for the way,
 Grace for the trials, help from above,
 Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

Remember Me When I am Gone Away (V115)
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned;
Only remember me, you understand
It will be too late to counsel then or pray,
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve;
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.