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Thread #34329   Message #463519
Posted By: roopoo
16-May-01 - 02:37 AM
Thread Name: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Subject: RE: Music and Poems for a Funeral
I have posted this one before. It is a Celtic Blessing for the soul's release. I used the last verse on the flowers for my niece.


You go home this night to your home of winter.
To your home of autumn of spring and of summer;
You go home this night to your lasting home
To your eternal bed, to your sound sleeping.

Sleep now, sleep, and so fade sorrow,
Sleep now, sleep, and so fade sorrow,
Sleep now, sleep, and so fade sorrow,
Sleep, my beloved, in the rock of the fold.

The sleep of seven lights upon you, my dear,
The sleep of seven joys upon you, my dear,
The sleep of seven slumbers upon you, my dear.

Sleep, oh sleep in the quiet of quietness,
Sleep, oh sleep in the way of guidance,
Sleep, oh sleep in the love of all loving.


A friend of my mother compiled and sent me a programme of classical music to feature every aspect of her character and life. This is how he and his friends commemorate people, and when his partner died, they just played the list of music (with commentary) at his funeral. (I was amazed how well he knew her). He then sent me another card just before the funeral with the above blessing on it!

Keep strong, but don't be afraid to be weak! Let other people carry what burden they can for you - and they will. Above all, in the busyness, allow yourself some space and time.

I am thinking of you.

Andrea