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Best Poems for Funerals: 6 Funeral Poems for Grandparents

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We are sorry for your loss of a grandparent. It is understandable that you wish to find the best funeral poem to be read during your grandparent’s funeral service that reflects your relationship.  The following 6 memorial poems are appropriate to be read at a grandparent’s funeral, either grandmother or grandfather, as a tribute to their life.

Grandparent Funeral Poems

When searching for the best poem for a grandparent’s funeral, view them as “In Loving Memory” poems to be read to thank, praise, and commemorate the events of a grandparent’s life. When you find the best funeral poem, insert or change words and lines to personalize the funeral poem for your grandparent. Include the funeral poems read during the service in the funeral program. If you have a special poem that is more meaningful than the others, frame it as a memorial keepsake.

6 Funeral Poems

Grandparent Poem 1: As We Look Back Over Time

As we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering …..

Did we remember to thank you enough
For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us …..

To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgment,
Courage and integrity?

We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles and times we shared?

If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We’re thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.

~ Author Unknown ~

Grandparent Poem 2: God Saw You Getting Tired

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
and whispered,
Come to Me.

With tearful eyes we watch you
and saw you pass away
and although we loved you dearly
we could not make you stay.

A Golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove us
he only takes the best

~ Author Unknown ~

Grandparent Poem 3: I Heard Your Voice in the Wind Today

I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.

I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.

I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.

I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete;
You may have died…but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.

As long as the sun shines…
the wind blows…
the rain falls…
You will live on inside of me forever
for that is all my heart knows.

~ Author Unknown ~

Grandparent Poem 4: Not Forgotten

Gone yet not forgotten,
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within me,
Forever in my heart.

~ Author Unknown ~

Grandparent Poem 5: The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

~ Ron Tranmer (with permission) ~

Grandparent Poem 6: If Tears Could Build a Stairway

If tears could build a stairway
and thoughts a memory lane,
I’d walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye,
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

My heart’s still active in sadness
And secret tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know.
But now I know you want us
To mourn for you no more,
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you’ll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you’ll always stay.

~ Author Unknown ~

Designing your grandparent’s funeral program yourself using a free funeral program template can not only save money but also assure an appropriate tribute is paid.  You can download a free funeral program template for Microsoft Word and personalize it by adding a photo, funeral poems, stories, or anything that you wish to include to celebrate your grandparent’s life.

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  • Reply Monique 2015/10/27 at 2:53 am

    Thank you I love number 2

  • Reply Refilwe 2015/08/29 at 10:02 am

    I lost my grandfather today and never did I get the chance to thank him for all that he has done for me or to tell him that I love him. But when the read the poem “As we look back over time” I felt a sense of relief and thought that it would be the best poem to pay tribute to him at his funeral.

  • Reply Ewurakua Ofori 2012/08/15 at 2:52 am

    thanks for everything.When i lost my granny i thought everything was gone. But then i found u and i saw they were still there.THANK A LOT.

  • Reply Ifiok Osmond (Nigeria) 2010/11/29 at 11:34 pm

    this page is really lifting giving me the joy for a good future even after a great lost a grand father i would exchange for gold

    • Nana
      Reply nana 2010/05/23 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you for reminding me to visit your new website. I enjoy reading your poems. I would like to post a few of them on Nana’s Corner with a link back to your website each time I use one…with your permission, of course.

  • Reply Jo Hulm 2009/12/17 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you so much for these poems. My daughter has been having a very hard time dealing with the death of her Great Grandma (a year and a half ago). I have read “If tears could build a stairway” to her, we cried and together we decided tomorrow we will go and share this poem with her at her grave. I hope by her opening up with your beautiful poem it will help to mend her broken heart. Thank you once again.

    Very thankful Mother.

    • Nana
      Reply nana 2009/12/19 at 9:05 am

      I’m so very glad that you and your daughter found a poem that will help your grieving. Thank you for sharing this with me.

  • Reply Kevin 2009/10/19 at 1:44 pm

    I lost both my grandparents just yesterday due to a car accident. it was caused by a drunk driver and they were on their way home from their newest great grand daughters christening. they deserve better. thank you for the wonderful and inspiring poems. they will help my family through some of the hardest times we’ve ever gone through. Thank you

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