Funeral Readings

Funeral Readings

 

Responses for a Burial

 

Into the darkness and warmth of the earth
We lay you down
Into the sadness and smiles of our memories
We lay you down
Into the cycle of living and dying and rising again
We lay you down
May you rest in peace, fulfillment and love
May you run straight home in God’s embrace

 

by: Ruth Burgess

 

 

Responses for a Cremation

 

Into the freedom of wind and sunshine
We let you go
Into the dance of the stars and the planets
We let you go
Into the wind’s breath and the hands of the star maker
We let you go
We love you, we miss you, we want you to be happy
Go safely, go dancing, go running home

 

By: Ruth Burgess