Gravestone inscriptions are important, as they are one of the main features that personalise headstones and make them unique. You can inscribe almost anything on a memorial or monument, and there is a great opportunity to make it something personal and important to the deceased. Religious passages and prayers are popular, as are poems, short literary pieces and personal phrases. Some cemeteries will have limitations on what you can write to ensure it is appropriate, but you will generally have a great deal of freedom to decide what you want.
The Bible is filled with inspirational quotes that can be inscribed on headstones when marking the passing of a religious loved one. Selecting the right one will depend on the beliefs of the deceased. You should decide whether you want the piece to be filled with hope or joy, or bring peace to the people that visit. Remember to keep the size of the headstones in mind as this will limit how long the inscription can be.
Popular religious passages to inscribe on memorials and gravestones include the following;
“The Righteous shall go into life eternal” – Matthew 25:46
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” – Matthew 5:8
“Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” – John 3:15
“The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other” – Genesis 31:49
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you” – Philippians 1:3
There are many, many more phrases than these to choose from including passages specifically for men, women and children. There are also quotes suitable for the relationship you have with the deceased. The inscription should be something personal and meaningful. You should never rush the choice and will have to confirm the inscription carefully to ensure everything is spelled correctly when the headstone is made.
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