by Henry Van Dyke (American short story writer, poet, essayist and minister, 1852 - 1933)
You'll find the poem in text form on this page of funeral poems.
This poem is attributed to Mary Frye.
You'll find the words for it on this page of funeral poetry.
This is English poet W H Auden's poem that was featured in the film
'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.
You'll find the words to it on this page of funeral readings.
This famous prayer inspires and sustains millions of people all over the world. You can find out more about its origin in this Wikipedia page.
The version I'm reading is on this page of funeral poems.
I hope you've enjoyed listening to these podcasts as much as I've
enjoyed recording them. I think poetry is the ultimate 'write-out-loud'
form of language. I love it!
If you've arrived here looking for inspiration for a funeral speech or eulogy, you'll find a large selection of inspirational quotations here as well as pages of funeral poems and readings. There are sample eulogies to read too.
And just in case you want it, help on how to read a poem aloud.
My grateful thanks to Curt Siffert for writing and playing the beautiful music on these podcasts.