Funeral Chaplain

A collection of resources for funerals and memorial services

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home > Other Readings > Poetry > Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

User Rating: / 10
PoorBest 

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)

Author: Mary Frye (1932)

A variation:

 

In those quiet moments in the still of the night
Remember to rejoice and celebrate life
Do not think of me gone and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on the grain
I am the gentle autumn's rain
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in flight
I am the soft stars that shine
You will hear my gentle voice
and remember to rejoice
Never give up your fight
and remember always
to Celebrate Life....

--- Author Unknown

 

 


Sponsored Links

 

Search

Web
FuneralChaplain.com