For the bereaved

Sing with all the saints in glory,
sing the resurrection song!

William Irons, 19th Century.

The Christian tradition is rich in texts which express sorrow at the death and passing of the believer, and faith in the saving love of God made known in Jesus Christ.

Each Christian church will have its own proper texts. However a selection of prayers is presented here, drawn from the liturgical and devotional traditions of the various Christian Churches.

You can also find the outlines of the funeral services for various Christian traditions, together with links to their fuller content, and a list of hymns which may be appropriate.