Words: Will­iam Cow­per, in Twen­ty-six Let­ters on Re­li­gious Sub­jects, by John New­ton, 1774. It is re­port­ed­ly the last hymn Cow­per ev­er wrote, with a fas­cin­at­ing (though un­sub­stan­ti­at­ed) story be­hind it.

Cow­per oft­en strug­gled with de­press­ion and doubt. One night he de­cid­ed to com­mit su­i­cide by drown­ing him­self. He called a cab and told the driv­er to take him to the Thames Riv­er. How­ev­er, thick fog came down and pre­vent­ed them from find­ing the riv­er (ano­ther ver­sion of the story has the driv­er get­ting lost de­liber­ate­ly).

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Funeral or bereavement poems are often incorporated into funerals and memorial services as a means to comfort those who are mourning or grieving. Poetry can speak to the deepest part of our soul and can have a way of calming the spirit in times of grief. It is a known face that poems can help ease the bereavement of surviving family members.

Funeral poems can also be used as a part of a speech or eulogy,

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In loving memory poems are often offered at memorial services. Although presenting them can be emotionally trying, the process is usually a useful and cathartic part of acknowledging a loved one’s passing. Choosing the perfect funeral poems can be challenging, but it is entirely possible to discover the right words for these very special occasions.

Before we continue discussing how to locate the best poems for funerals, allow me to express my most sincere condolences on your personal loss.

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Using sympathy verses for sympathy cards can make your condolence much more thoughtful and unique. You can simply hand write a sympathy verse into a blank condolence card and then sign your name.

A hand-written message in blue or black ink is so much more personal than a generic sympathy card. Plus you’ll save time not having to search for the perfect sympathy card.

Finding the perfect sympathy card wording is a little easier if you use a sympathy verse.

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The news of a person’s death will definitely come as a heartbreaking surprise to everyone he or she is acquainted to. Forming words of condolences and sympathy for your card will not be very hard, as long as you articulate your deep feelings of sorrow for the deceased. Your sympathetic message will certainly give comfort to the family and close friends in this very rough times.

Why Sympathy Card for a Funeral?

Other people may prefer sending a flower arrangement as a form of their condolence.

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