EPITAPHS AND THEIR IMPORTANCE
for the living and they fail in their purpose if they do not inspire reverence, faith and hope. An inspiring epitaph, carved
in stone, will carry its message down through the ages; and fulfills the true mission of a memorial. The all too prevalent
practice of omitting epitaphs and using only names and dates robs that monument of much of its individuality and leaves it
barren of that sentiment it is intended to express and perpetuate.
An EPITAPH can be:
1. an expression of tribute
to the departed.
2. a personal open message to the departed.
3. a message back from the grave.
4. a message of comfort,
faith or hope.
Below are a few of my personal favorites... you'll have to stop in to see the entire selection. I've
been collecting them for years.
Great love lives on
Life is a voyage that's
God is our refuge and strength
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal
Life is ever
Lord of Death
and Love can never lose its own.
Death is the Golden Key
that opens the Palace of Eternity.
home my friend and shed no tears, for I will arise when Christ appears.
Tears are often the telescope by which men
see far into heaven.
A Mother is a Mother still,
the Holiest thing alive.
I know that my redeemer liveth.
Angel visited the green earth, and took a flower away.
Till we shall meet and never part
Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall
While we have time, let us do good
Father, to God himself
we cannot give a Holier name.
that hath no cross
will have no crown.
A rose with all its sweetest petals yet folded.
A well spent life
is measured by deeds, not years.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto
God who gave it.
The peace of God, which passeth all understanding.
The heart of him who truly loves is a paradise
on earth: he has God in himself, for God is love.
God is and all is well
Into thy hands I commend my spirit
To live in
the hearts we leave behind is not to die