Mother or Sister

1. And while she lies in peaceful sleep
Her memory we shall always keep.

2. In my heart your memory lingers,
Always tender, fond and true;
There's not a day, dear mother,
I do not think of you.

3. We are sad within our memory.
Lonely are our hearts today;
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever been called away.
We think of her in silence.
No eye may see us weep;
But many silent tears are shed
When others are asleep.

4. Loving and kind in all her ways,
Upright and just to the end of her days;
Sincere and true, in her heart and mind,
Beautiful memories, she left behind.

5. One year has passed since that sad day,
When one we loved was called away.
God took her home. It was His will,
But in our hearts she liveth still.

6. There is a sad but sweet remembrance.
There is a memory fond and true;
There is a token of affection, mother,
And a heartache still for you.

7. A wonderful mother, woman and aid,
One who was better God never made;
A wonderful worker, so loyal and true,
One in a million, that mother was you.
Just in your judgment, always right;
Honest and liberal, ever upright;
Loved by your friends and all whom you knew
Our wonderful mother, that mother was you.

Brother or Sister

8. Surrounded by friends I am lonesome,
In the midst of my joys I am blue,
With a smile on my face I've a heartache,
Longing, dear mother, for you.

9. The world may change from year to year
And friends from day to day,
But never will the one I loved
From memory pass away.

10. Deep in the earth lies a picture
Of a loved one laid to rest.
In memory's frame we shall keep it,
Because she was one of the best.

11. No one know how much we miss you,
No one knows the bitter pain
We have suffered since we lost you
Life has never been the same.
In our hearts your memory lingers,
Sweetly tender, fond and true.
There is not a day, dear mother,
That we do not think of you.

12. In our home she is fondly remembered.
Sweet memories cling to her name.
Those who loved her in life sincerely
Still love her in death just the same.

13. Just a line of sweet remembrance,
Just a memory, fond and true,
Just a token of love's devotion
That my heart still longs for you.
The years of her life were numbered,
When the messenger whispered low,
"The Master has come and called for thee,"
She answered: "I am ready to go".

14. Many a day her name is spoken,
And many an hour she is in our thoughts,
A link in our family chain is broken,
She has gone from our home
But not from our hearts.

15. Three little words, "Forget me not"
Don't seem much but mean a lot.
Just a memory fond and true
To show, dear mother, we think of you.  

16. A loving mother, so gentle and kind,
What a wonderful memory she left behind.
Long days, long nights, she bore her pain.
To wait for cure, but all in vain.
Till God Himself knew what was best.
He took her home and gave her rest.

17. God saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb,
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "Peace be thine."

18. Pleasant in manner, patient in pain,
Our loss is her eternal gain,
Her cheery ways and smiling face
Are a pleasure to recall.
She had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.

19. When the weary ones we love
Enter on their rest above,
Seems the earth so poor and vast,
All our life-joy overcast.

20. What I would not give to clasp her hand
Her dear, sweet face to see;
To hear her voice, to see her smile,
That meant so much to me.
You left behind an aching heart,
That loved you most sincere.
I never did, nor never will
Forget you, mother dear.

21. We have only a memory, dear mother.
We cherish our whole life through;
But the sweetness will live forever
As we treasure the memory of you.

22. Always so good, unselfish and kind
Few on this earth her equal we find.
Honorable and upright in all her ways,
Loyal and true to the end of her days.
You are not forgotten, dear mother.

23. Memory drifts to scenes long past,
Time rolls on, but memories last;
Sunshine passes, shadows fall,
Love's remembrance outlasts all.

24. The dearest mother, the kindest friend,
One of the best whom God could lend,
Loving, thoughtful, gentle and true,
Always willing a kind act to do.

25. Nothing can divide us from mother,
Or sever the cords of love,
She is resting peacefully with Jesus,
In that beautiful home above.

26. Tonight the stars are gleaming
On a lonely, silent grave,
Where sleeps in dreamless slumber
One we loved but could not save.
No one knows the silent heartaches,
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that we bear in silence
For the one we loved so well.

27. Peaceful by thy rest, dear mother,
Tis sweet to breathe thy name;
In life we love you dearly,
In death we do just the same.
When days are dark and friends are few,
Dear Mother, how we long for you.

28. You're not forgotten, Mother dear,
Nor ever shall you be
As long as life and memory last,
We will remember thee.
No one knows the silent heartaches,
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that's borne in silence
For the one we loved so well.

29. There's a face that is haunting as ever
There's a voice that we're longing to hear.
There's a smile we'll remember forever,
Though we try to forget every fear.
There's a sad but sweet remembrance,
There's a memory fond and true,
There's a token of affection dear
And heartache still for you.

30. A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Some may think you are forgotten
Though on earth you are no more
But in memory you are with us
As you always were before.

31. Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to break but all in vain;
To have, to love, and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart
The years may wipe out many things,
But this they wipe out never
The memory of those happy days,
When we were all together.

32. One year has passed since that sad day,
When one we loved was called away;
God took him home, it was His will;
Within our hearts, he liveth still.

33. We cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see,
But all is well that's done by Thee.

34. There is a link death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance last forever.

35. Heavy are our hearts today,
Memory brings you back once more,
To the time when you were with us,
To the happy days of yore.

36. The flowers we place upon your grave,
May wither and decay,
But love for you who sleeps beneath,
Will never fade away.

37. There is someone who misses you sadly,
And finds the time long since you went,
There is someone who thinks of you always,
And tries to be brave and content.
Gone is the face we loved so dear,
Silent the voice we loved to hear;
Tis sad but true, we wonder why,
The best are always the first to die.

Father or Brother

38. Gone is the face we loved so dear,
Silent is the voice we loved to hear;
Too far away for sight or speech,
But not too far for thought to reach,
Sweet to remember him who once was here,
And who, though absent, is just as dear.

39. What would I give to clasp his hand,
His happy face to see,
To hear his voice and see his smile,
That meant so much to me.

40. The rolling stream of life rolls on,
But still the vacant chair,
Recalls the love, the voice, the smile
Of the one who once sat there.

41. Nothing can ever take away
The love a heart holds dear,
Fond memories linger every day,
Remembrance keeps him near.

42. More and more each day we miss him.
Friends may think the wound is healed;
But they little know the sorrow
Lying within our hearts concealed.

43. Deep in our hearts you are fondly remembered,
Sweet, happy memories cling round your name;
True hearts that loved you with deepest affection,
Always will love you in death just the same.

44. You're not forgotten, father, dear
Nor ever shall you be;
As long as life and memory last
I shall remember thee.

45. Time speeds on, two years have passed
Since death its gloom, its shadow, cast
Within our home, where all seemed bright,
And took from us a shining light,
We miss that light, and ever will,
His vacant place there is none to fill.
Down here we mourn, but not in vain,
For up in heaven we will meet again.

46. His memory is as dear today,
As in the hour he passed away.

47. His smiling way and pleasant face
Are a pleasure to recall,
He had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.
Some day we hope to meet him,
Some day, we know not when,
To clasp his hand in the better land,
Never to part again.

48. The blow was great, the shock severe,
We little thought his death so near,
Only those that have lost can tell
The sorrow of parting without farewell.

49. We often think of days gone by
When we were all together,
A shadow o'er our lives has cast,
Our loved one gone forever.

50. And have you gone, forever gone and left us here to weep
Till we are called to follow you, and in the grave to sleep;
Yet since you could no longer stay to cheer us with your love,
We hope to meet with you again in the bright world above.

51. He had a nature you could not help loving
And a heart that was purer than gold
And to those who knew him and loved him
His memory will never grow cold.

52. No one knows how much I miss you;
No one knows the bitter pain
I have suffered since I lost you;
Life has never been the same.
In my heart your memory lingers,
Sweetly tender, fond and true;
There is not a day, dear father,
That I do not think of you.

53. He bade no one a last farewell,
He said good-bye to none;
The heavenly gates were opened wide,
A loving voice said, "Come".

54. One precious to our hearts has gone.
The voice we loved is stilled;
The place made vacant in our home
Can never more be filled,
Our Father in His wisdom called
The one His love had given,
And so on earth the body lies,
His soul is safe in Heaven.

Wife or Daughter

55. Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary trouble and trials are past,
In silence she suffered, in patience she bore,
Till God called her home to suffer no more.

56. Time speeds on, two years have passed
Since death its gloom, its shadows cast
Within our home, where all seemed bright,
And took from us a shining light,
We miss that light, and ever will,
Her vacant place there's none to fill.
Down here we mourn, but not in vain,
For up in Heaven we will meet again.

57. What would we give her hand to clasp,
Her patient face to see,
To hear her voice, to see her smile,
As in the days that used to be.
But some sweet day we'll meet again
Beyond the toil and strife,
And clasp each other's hand once more,
In Heaven, that happy life.

58. Sunshine passes, shadows fall,
Love's remembrance outlasts all;
And though the years be many or few,
They are filled with remembrance of you.

59. I heard a voice on the winds tonight,
Wondrously sweet and low,
Drifting down from the outer space,
Beyond the sunset's glow,
And tonight on wings aerial
Borne o'er the snows and ice,
I'm hearing again the lifting voice,
From the gates of Paradise.
She's singing a song for me tonight,
Wondrously sweet and low,
Touching again the golden chords
Of just three years ago.

60. Safe with the ransomed, her sufferings all o'er.
Anchored so soon on that beautiful shore;
Who would recall her to share in the strife
Of the suffering and toil in the battle of life;
Better in heaven, far better than here;
Only we miss her, we loved her so dear.

61. Yes, sadly we miss her, and try not to grieve;
A little while longer we too must leave,
To meet her on that beautiful shore
Where parting's unknown and life's evermore.

62. No one knows our heartaches,
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that we bear in silence
For the one we loved so well.

63. Oh why was she taken, so young and so fair,
When earth held so many it better could spare;
Hard was the blow that compelled us to part
With our loving daughter, so dear to our heart.

64. She was taken without any warning,
Her going left hearts filled with pain;
But though she is gone from amongst us,
In our hearts she will always remain.

65. Time may help us to ease the bitter pain
Of the loss of one held dear;
But only few know how we miss her,
And the loneliness of this year.
I try to be brave and remember
She now is free from all pain;
And at the road's end, God willing,
We too shall meet again.

66. In our home she is fondly remembered,
Sweet memories cling to her name;
Those who loved her in life sincerely,
Still love her in death just the same.

67. The years may wipe out many things
But this they'll wipe out never,
The memory of those happy days
When we were all together.
We think of her in silence,
Her name we oft recall,
But there's nothing left to answer
But her picture on the wall.
Just when her life was brightest,
Just when her hopes were best,
God called her from among us
To a home of eternal rest.

68. When the shadows of night are falling
And we are sitting alone
There always comes a longing dear
If you could only come home.

69. Her smiling way and pleasant face
Are a pleasure to recall
She had a kindly word for each
And she died beloved by all.
Some day we hope to meet her
Some day we know not when
To clasp her hand in the better land
Never to part again.

70. There is a mother who misses you sadly,
And finds the time long since you went;
And I think of you daily and hourly,
But try to be brave and content.
But the tears that I shed in silence,
And breathe a sigh of regret,
For you were mine, and I remember,
Though all the world forget.

71. 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.
We miss the sunshine of her face
Her fond and loving care
Our home is dark without you mother
We miss you everywhere God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given
And though the body moulders here
The soul is safe in Heaven.

72. We do not forget her, we love her too dearly,
For her memory to fade from our lives like a dream;
Our lips need not speak when our hearts mourn sincerely,
For grief often dwells where it seldom is seen.

73. The unseen strings of memory's harp
Are softly touched today,
Thoughts of her come crowding fast
And tears we can not stay,
So I shed a tear that is silent
And breathe a sigh of regret,
You were mine, I remember,
Though all the world forget.

74. There the buds from earth transplanted,
For our coming watch and wait,
In the upper garden growing,
Just within the pearly gate.
Though our hearts may break with sorrow
By the grief so hard to bear,
We shall meet her some bright morning
In the upper garden there.

75. The depths of sorrow we can not tell,
Of the loss of one we loved so well;
And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep,
Her memory we shall always keep.

Husband or Son

76. His smiling way and pleasant face
Are a pleasure to recall;
He had a kindly word for each,
And died beloved by all.
Some day we hope to meet him,
Some day, we know not when,
To clasp his hand in the better land,
Never to part again.

77. Nothing can ever take away
The love a heart holds dear.
Fond memories linger every day,
Remembrance keeps him near.

78. The face I loved is now laid low,
His loving voice is still,
The hand so often clasped in mine
Lies now in death's cold chill.
I often sit and think of him
When I am all alone;
For memory is the only thing
That grief can call its own.

79. "Oh, what would I give to clasp his hand,
His dear, kind face to see;
To hear his voice, to see his smile,
That meant so much to me.
His spirit has fled, his sufferings o'er.
At the fireside he will join us no more.

80. Always so good, unselfish and kind
None on this earth your equal I'll find.
Honorable and true in all your ways,
Loving and faithful to the end of your days,
Honest and liberal, ever upright,
Just in your judgment, always right;
Loved by your friends and all whom you knew,
One in a million, that husband was you.
(One year has passed, our heart still sore,) ALTERNATE VERSE
As time has passed, our hearts still sore,
As time rolls on we miss you more;
A loving father, tender and kind.
What beautiful memories you left behind.

81. Sunshine passes, shadows fall.
Love's remembrance outlasts all,
And though the years be many or few,
They are filled with remembrance of you.

82. He went away without farewell
He said goodbye to none
But Heaven's gate was open wide
And a loving voice said "Come"
Beside his grave we often stand
Our hearts are tired and sore
But through the gloom
There comes the words;
"Not dead, just gone before."

83. My lips can not speak how I miss you
My heart can not tell what to say
God only knows how I miss you
In our home that is lonesome today.

84. We who loved you sadly miss you
As it dawns another year
In our lonely hours of thinking
Thoughts of you are always near.

85. The years are quickly passing
Though still we can't forget
For in the hearts that love him
His memory lingers yet.

86. Sad and sudden was the call
So dearly loved by one and all
His memory is as sweet today
As in the hour he passed away.

87. You were always true and patient
Through the years you struggled on
And those hands that rest forever
Made the home that now is gone.

88. Every hour we dearly miss him,
Sadly do we feel his loss,
Lonely in our home without him
Help us, Lord, to bear the cross.

88. He said he always played the game so fair
But now his troubles are o'er;
Only a little while longer and we'll meet
On the heavenly shore.

89. Time rolls on and I am reminded
Of a day my heart was crushed,
When God took you, oh, so quickly,
And we all in gloom were thrust.
In the bloom of life death claimed you,
In the prime of manhood days;
But I hope some day to meet you
And to be with you always.

90. We have only your memory, dear boy
To remember our whole life through,
But the sweetness will linger forever,
As we treasure the image of you.

91. Today recalls the memory
Of a loved one gone to rest,
And those who think of him today
Are those who loved him best.
The flowers we lay upon his grave
May wither and decay,
But the love for him who lies beneath
Will never fade away.

92. As we loved you, so we miss you;
In our memory you are near.
Loved, remembered, longed for always,
Bringing many a silent tear.

93. Every hour we dearly miss him
Sadly do we feel his loss
Lonely in our home without him
Help us, Lord, to bear the cross.

child

94. A sweet little flower, nipped in the bud,
No grief or sorrow knew;
Just came to earth to win our love
And then to heaven withdrew.
No stain was on her little heart,
Sin had not entered there;
And innocence slept sweetly on
That pale white brow so fair.
She was too pure for this cold earth
Too beautiful to stay,
And so God's holy angel bore
Our darling one away.

95. If Thou shouldst call me to resign
What most I prize, it ne'er was mine;
I only yield Thee what is Thine
Thy will be done.
Dear Saviour, fold her in Thy arms
And let her ever be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and Thee.
She was a flower too fair for earth,
Sent here but for a while;
God marked her when He gave her birth
And took her with a smile.

96. She was only a little white rosebud
A sweet little flower from birth,
God took her home to Heaven
Before she was soiled on earth.

97. In his innocence and beauty,
With his soul as pure as snow,
He is nestled on the bosom
Of the God we love and know.
Beside his grave we often stand,
With hearts both crushed and sore,
Yet through the gloom
The sweet words come,
Not lost, but gone before'.
Safe in the arms of Jesus, C Safe on His gentle breast.

98. When we reach the heavenly garden
And see her in full bloom,
The flower we loved so dearly
And thought God plucked too soon;
Oh, then we will know the reason,
Tho' we know it not today,
Why in her fragrant beauty
God took our flower away.

99. He has gone to be an angel,
Secure in our Father's care,
And his dear little feet now patter along
The beautiful streets up there.

100. If only the sky could open,
And his dear little face I could see,
Oh, what a wonderful feeling
I know would come over me.
But he is with the Angels,
Far from sin and pain
Where Jesus said; "Believe in Me
And thou shalt see him again."

101. Dear is the grave, where our darling is laid
Sweet is the memory that never will fade.
The cup was bitter, the loss severe,
To part with the one we loved so dear.
Her little soul, so pure and sweet,
Will blossom at the Saviour's feet.

102. Our darling has gone to the angels above,
Where there's nothing but happiness, joy and love.
Gone from this world, so full of strife,
Back to the God who gave her life.
So let us not fret, or wish her back again,
To go through the sorrows that come to all men;
But rejoice that God chose our sweet flower for His own
And has taken her back to His Heavenly home.

Friend or Kin

103. A sweet little flower, nipped in the bud,
No grief or sorrow knew;
Just came to earth to win our love
And then to heaven withdrew.
No stain was on her little heart,
Sin had not entered there;
And innocence slept sweetly on
That pale white brow so fair.
She was too pure for this cold earth
Too beautiful to stay,
And so God's holy angel bore
Our darling one away.

104. Just a thought of sweet remembrance
Just a memory sad and true,
Just the love and sweet devotion
Of one who thinks of you.

105. God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.

106. The years may wipe out many things,
But this they'll wipe out never,
The memory of those happy days
Which we have spent together,
For all you did for me, you did your best,
May God grant eternal rest.

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