Funeral Poems for Husbands

This selection of funeral poems for husbands offers brief, but powerful words to enhance the funeral program.  The ideal funeral poem is one that all of your guests can relate to.   Sit down and think what you want.  Do you want your funeral poem for your husband to be philosophical?  Spiritual?  Express your love?

Do you want it to discuss an after life?  Or would you prefer a poem about your husband's character and beloved qualities?

If the poem is to be read aloud, ensure the reader practices it several times before the service.  Speak slowly.    However if you prefer, it can be included in the program.

The following is  a popular funeral poem for a husband;  expressing how much he will be missed, but that we are here today to put aside the pain, and celebrate his life.

I'll Miss You

I'll miss you tomorrow
When the toothpaste cap is on
I'll miss you tomorrow
When I must unlock the front door
I'll miss you tomorrow
When mine is the only reflection in the mirror
But I will celebrate today
The memories of you

The following funeral poem for a husband (or wife) seems to be especially touching for an older couple.

Beyond The Sunset (Should You Go First)

Should you go first and I remain to walk the road alone
I'll live in memory's garden dear with happy days we've known
In spring I'll wait for roses red when fades the lilacs blue
And in early fall when brown leaves call I'll catch a glimpse of you
Should you go first and I remain for battles to be fought
Each thing you've touched along the way will be a hallowed spot
I'll hear your voice I'll see your smile though blindly I may grope
The memory of your helping hand will buoy me on with hope

Beyond the sunset oh blissful morning when with our Saviour heaven is begun
Earth's toiling ended oh glorious dawning beyond the sunset when day is done.
Should you go first and I remain to finish with the scroll
No less than shadows shall ever creep in to make this life seem droll
We've known so much of happiness we've had our cup of joy
And memory is one gift of God that death cannot destroy
I want to know each step you take that I may walk the same
For someday down that lonely road you'll hear me call your name
Should you go first and I remain one thing I'll have you do
Walk slowly down that long long path for soon I'll follow you
In that fair homeland we'll know no parting
beyond the sunset for evermore.

Written by Albert Rowswell

Hank Williams made it a hit country song in 1950 after changing the title to Beyond The Sunset

The following funeral poem for a husband is especially appropriate for when the death has been from sickness.  It  addresses the suffering they endured.

We watched him suffer, day by day;
It caused us bitter grief;
To see him slowly pine away;
And could not give relief.
His weary hours and days of pain;
His troubled nights are past;
And in our aching hearts we know;
He has found sweet rest at last.
'Tis sweet to know we will meet again;
Where parting is no more;
And my dear husband I loved so well;
Has only gone before.
God knows how much I miss him;
He counts the tears I shed;
And whispers, "Hush, he only sleeps;
Your husband is not dead."
Some day, some time, my years shall see;
The face I loved so well.
Some day, some time, his hand I'll clasp;
And never say farewell.

The pearly gates were opened;
A gentle voice said "Come,"
And with farewells unspoken;
He gently entered home.
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.

Keep him Jesus, in Thy keeping;
'Til I reach that shining shore;
Then, O Master, Let me have him;
And love him as I did before.


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