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Epitaphs and Headstone Inscriptions

What is an epitaph?

An epitaph is the short phrase or poem that is inscribed on a gravestone marker. Epitaphs are often inspired by the decedent's life and accomplishments. The most famous epitaph is simply, "rest in peace."

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  1. Absent from the body, Present with the Lord.
  2. I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
  3. I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
  4. I go to prepare a place for you that where I am, there you may also be.
  5. Neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  6. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand.
  7. Our brief partings on earth will appear one day as nothing beside the joy of eternity together.
  8. After the night comes the morning, bidding all darkness cease... After life's cares and sorrows, His comfort, sweetness and peace.
  9. But many that are first shall be last and the last shall be first.
  10. He lived life to the fullest.
  11. She filled every second of her life with laughter, love and happiness.
  12. Their greatest peace was found in nature...and those moments spent crossing the next mountain.
  13. He was filled with a zest for life that never grew old, and kept him eternally young.
  14. She is not far away.
  15. While he lives cherished in our memories, he is never far away.
  16. They loved their Lord with all their heart, with all their mind and with all their spirit.
  17. A godly man who served the Lord all his days.
  18. May God be with you and comfort you.
  19. In God's care.
  20. The Lord is my Shepherd.
  21. May heaven's eternal joy be thine.
  22. Love is eternal.
  23. Where there is great love there are always miracles.
  24. May she rest in peace with God.
  25. Not my will but thine be done.
  26. Blessed sleep to which we all.
  27. Sweet in her ways, observant in her mitzvahs.
  28. Sweet in his ways, observant in his mitzvahs.
  29. Let her own works praise her at the gates.
  30. Let his own works praise him at the gates.
  31. Generous of heart, constant of faith.
  32. Out of sorrow God speaks to us best.
  33. I know that my redeemer lives, therefore I too shall live.
  34. He gives His beloved sleep.
  35. God grant us love...Something to love He lends us.
  36. Our love goes with you and our souls wait to join you.
  37. In His will is our peace.
  38. Unto them that love God, all things work for good.
  39. And I will give you rest.
  40. Trust in God.
  41. May the peace of the Lord be with you.
  42. For to this end Christ died.
  43. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills.
  44. All things change but God remains.
  45. God is our refuge and our strength.
  46. All things to the glory of God.
  47. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
  48. Whither thou goest I will go.
  49. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
  50. What we keep in memory is ours forever.
  51. A man must stand erect, not be kept erect by others.
  52. Always in our hearts.
  53. Gone from home but not from our hearts.
  54. We lived together in happiness, we rest together in peace.
  55. Love lives on.
  56. She touched everyone with special love and kindness.
  57. We miss you.
  58. A free spirit.
  59. Our little angel.
  60. An inspiration to all.
  61. We love you always.
  62. With all my love.
  63. There was grace in her steps, love in every gesture.
  64. Forever young, forever in our hearts.
  65. Life is not forever. Love is.
  66. May she be remembered as she remembered others.
  67. A life full of years of understanding.
  68. Of tender heart and generous spirit.
  69. Peace is thine and sweet remembrance is ours.
  70. A woman of virtue kindness and modesty.
  71. Your patient courage is a beloved memory.
  72. She graced her family with acts of loving kindness.
  73. Precious are the memories of
  74. How beautiful life was to me.
  75. Her works were kindness, her deeds were love.
  76. Tender mother, a faithful friend.
  77. A friend to many and sadly missed.
  78. Our love is forever.
  79. Wonderful was your love for us.
  80. Love never ends.
  81. They gave their today for our tomorrow.
  82. Loving memories last forever.
  83. He loved and was loved.
  84. Too well loved to ever be forgotten.
  85. Love makes memory eternal.
  86. To live in the hearts of others is not to die.
  87. Gone fishin'
  88. A gentle man.
  89. She loved everyone.
  90. He touched the lives of many.
  91. While we have time, let us do good.
  92. As the bird free of its cage seeks the heights So the Christian soul in death flies home to God.
  93. The saddened hearts were healed in knowing the pain of life is over and the beauty of the soul revealed.
  94. I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.
  95. Rest, O weary traveler, for with the dawn comes great joy.
  96. I am not afraid of tomorrow, For I have seen yesterday and loved today.
  97. If our love could have saved him, He would not have died.
  98. Step softly, a dream lies buried here.
  99. God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference.
  100. Great love lives on.
  101. His courage, his smile, his grace gladdened the hearts of those who have had the privilege of loving him.
  102. It's hard to look back on any gain in life that does not have a loss attached to it.
  103. Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on.
  104. But O for the touch of a vanished hand and the sound of a voice that is still. -Tennyson
  105. For they conquer who believe they can. -Virgil
  106. They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven. -Bailey
  107. The unity that binds us all together that makes this earth a family and all men brothers and the sons of God is love. -Wolfe
  108. I am going the way of the earth. Joshua 23:14
  109. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4
  110. Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
  111. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7
  112. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
  113. In the Cross of Christ I glory.
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