Sympathy Verses

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Sympathy verses are excerpts from songs, poems and books.  Feel free to copy any of these verses to use in a sympathy card or letter.

Often times the most difficult part of sending a sympathy card is knowing what you should write inside of the card. The good news is that your message should be brief. Sympathy verses are perfect. They can express so much in just a line or two. With the right verse, you can just sign your name and you will have a thoughtful and unique card.

Verses for Sympathy Cards

When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We’ll see a picture, hear a song, and it’s just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us.
-Constance Parker Graham

May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears. And, above all, may silence make you strong.
-Chief Dan George


When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance. And inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy and their understanding.
-Helen Keller

Love here on earth,
Love beyond the grave
. There are no roads,
My love for you can’t pave.

-T. Sachs

When he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; ’tis rather an embryo state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?
-Benjamin Franklin, 22 February 1756

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
-Author Unknown

Every blade in the field-
Every leaf in the forest-
Lays down its life in its season,
As beautifully as it was taken up.
-Henry David Thoreau

I hope these sympathy verses make expressing sympathy a little easier.

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