Epitaphs and Words of

Comfort for a Child

  • Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven. (anonymous)
  • Children bring their own love with them when they come. (Jean Ingelow)
  • What would the world be to us if the children were no more? (Longfellow)
  • Oh, for boyhood’s time of June, crowding years into one brief moon. (Whittier)
  • Sleep undisturbed within the peaceful shrine till angels wake thee with a note like thine. (Samuel Johnson)
  • No jewel is as perfect as the innocence of childhood. (anonymous)
  • Sleep, my little one, sleep. (Harrington)
  • Children are an heritage of the Lord. (Psalms 127: 3)
  • The child is the father of the man. (Wordsworth)
  • Little Boy Blue has gone away. (Field)
  • God’s garden has need of little flowers. (anonymous)
  • Remembering a tiny angel. (anonymous)
  • Hush, my dear, be still and slumber; Jolly angels guard your bed. (Watts)
  • Lord, we give you our littlest angel. (anonymous)
  • Those that God loves do not live long
  • For such is the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • His was a man’s courage.
  • Our littlest angel who went back to Heaven.
  • Called by one who loves him dearly.
  • Let thy child rest in hope and rise in glory.
  • Awaiting the touch of a little hand, and the smile of a little face. (E. Field)
  • Children are the keys of paradise. (R.H. Stoddard)
  • An angel visited the green earth, and took a flower away. (Longfellow)
  • Even the tiniest child leaves behind love that lasts forever.
  • If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever (Tennyson)
  • Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber. Holy Angels guard thy bed. Heavenly blessings without number gently falling on thy head.
  • So small, so sweet, so soon. (anonymous)