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499 North Indian Rocks Road
Belleair Bluffs
Florida 33770
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Verses

We Remember

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
we remember him.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
we remember him.
In the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring,
we remember him.
In the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of autumn,
we remember him.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
we remember him.
When we have joys we yearn to share,
we remember him.
For as long as we live, he too shall live
for he is now a part of us forever,
as we remember him.

SAFELY HOME

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
All’s so happy, all’s so bright!
There’s perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief are over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the Valley of the Shade?
Oh! but Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idle stand;
Do your work while life remaineth;
You shall rest in Jesus’ hand.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh! the rapture of the meeting;
Oh! the joy to see you come!
by Harry VanderArk

Mother’s Prayer

Lord, this soul was my mother.
It was your will that I belonged to her,
And then so she belonged to me.
She always said I was her child,
And so I was.
But, if I was her child, Lord,
So she was mine in the end.
I did my best for her and I loved her.

Lord, I believe she is now serene in your
Presence where there is no grief.
But I am grieving now for her,
And all I can ask Lord,
Is that you help me with my sorrow.
Joyce Reon Fobes

Afterglow

I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when the day is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times, laughing times,
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tars of those who grieve
to dry before the sun,
of happy memories that I leave
when life is done.

Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Amen.

Serenity Prayer (Long Version)

God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.
Taking as He did, this sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it.

Trusting that He will make all things right,
If I surrender to His will,
That I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with Him forever in the next.
Amen.

When I’m Gone

When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned,
And remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done,
Forget that I ever had heartaches,
And remember I’ve had loads of fun.
Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way,
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going;
I would not have you sad for a day
Bue in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay.
And come in the shade of the evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few minutes beside me,
and remember only my best.

Indian Prayer

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 a 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.]

or

[Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die.]

God Only Takes the Best

God saw she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be;
So He put His arms around her,
And whispered, “Come with me.”

With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away;
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hardworking hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

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They who are near me do not know that you are nearer to me than they are.

They who speak to me do not know that my heart is full with your unspoken words

They who crowd in my path do not know that I am walking alone with you

They who love me to not know that their love brings you to my heart.

Rabindranath Tagore

Eternal Life

May now the glorious company
Of angels meet your soul,
O departed servant of the Lord,
May the crowd of apostles greet you;
May the victorious army of shining martyrs receive you
And may a happy rest be yours in the company of the heavenly host.
May our Lord smile upon you and give you a place among those who are to live in His presence forever.

Amen.

It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For though from out our bourne of Time and Place.
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face,
When I have crossed the bar.

To Have Succeeded

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people,
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics,
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Death is Nothing

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Mother. Father. Son. Friend. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death, but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.

To Those Left Behind

When I am gone, release me, left me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have shown,
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me if you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near;
And if you listen with your heart,
You’ll hear all of my love around you soft and clear.
Then when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and “Welcome Home”.

Lord’s Prayer – Catholic

Our Father,
Who art in heaven,
hallowed by Thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.

Undying Love

God has not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways
All our lives through;
God has not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.

But God has promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of my road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that once we shared,
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know.
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me, but let me go.

Love Doesn’t Die

Give what is left of me away now that I’m gone.
Remember me with a smile and laughter, and if you need to cry…
Cry for your brother or sister who walk in grief beside you.
And when you need me, put your arms around any one and give them what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you something…
something better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I’ve known, or loved, or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your eyes as well as in your mind.
You can love me most by letting love live within the circle of your arms, embracing the frightened ones.
Love doesn’t die, people do…
So when all that is left of me is love,
Give me away as best you can.
I’ll see you at home, where I’ll be waiting.
727-584-7671
499 North Indian Rocks Road
Belleair Bluffs
Florida 33770
info@hubbellfuneralhome.com