Greenwood Cemetery

A beautiful funeral poem by Crammond Kennedy about laying a loved one to rest, ideal for a remembrance or memorial service.

Greenwood Cemetery

How calm they sleep beneath the shade

Who once were weary of the strife,

And bent, like us, beneath the load

Of human life!


The willow hangs with sheltering grace

And benediction o'er their sod,

And Nature, hushed, assures the soul

They rest in God.


O weary hearts, what rest is here,

From all that curses yonder town!

So deep the peace, I almost long

To lay me down.


For, oh, it will be blest to sleep,

Nor dream, nor move, that silent night,

Till wakened in immortal strength

And heavenly light!


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