Poems, Prayers and Sayings
for Scattering of Ashes


 

Mariner's 23rd Psalm – Nautical Version

The Lord is my pilot, I shall not go adrift;
He lighteth my passage across dark channels;
He steereth me through the deep waters,
He keepeth my log.
He guideth me by the evening star for my safety's sake.
Yes, though I sail mid the thunders and tempests of life,
I fear no peril, for Thou art with me,
Thy stars and heavens, they comfort me.
The vastness of the sea upholds me.
Surely fair winds and safe harbors shall be found
All the days of my life;
And I shall dock, secure forever.
Amen.

 

Psalm 23    (New International Version)

1.The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
2.He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3.he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4.Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5.You prepare a table for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6.Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.

 

PSALM 23     (King James Version)

The Lord is my shepherd; therefore I can lack nothing. He shall feed me in green pastures and lead me forth besides the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness, for his Name's sake.
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 staff comfort me.
Thou shall prepare a table before me against them that trouble me; thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full. Thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 

Ashes to Ashes...Dust to Dust

We commit the earthly remains of
[Full Name]
to the Deep ~
ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
From water, all life arises.
Mother of waters, Father of rain,
You have taken back your own.
As a stream flows into a river,
as a river flows into the sea,
may [his/her] spirit flow
to the waters of healing,
to the waters of rebirth.

 

The Committal Prayer

Lord God,
by the power of your Word
you stilled the chaos of the primeval seas,
you made the raging waters of the Flood subside,
and calmed the storm on the sea of Galilee.
As we commit the body (earthly remains)
of our brother (sister) [FULL NAME] to the deep,
grant him/her peace and tranquility
until that day when he/she
and all who believe in you
will be raised to the glory of new life
promised in the waters of baptism.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Captains' Prayer

We therefore commit this body to the deep,
looking for the general Resurrection in the last day,
and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge the world,
the sea shall give up our dead;
and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed,
and made like unto his glorious body;
according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto him.


Captain:  "Commit the departed into the sea".

 

Christian Committal Prayer:

We therefore commit the earthly remains of
[Full Name]
to the deep,
looking for the general Resurrection in the last day,
and the life of the world to come,
through our Lord Jesus Christ;
at whose second coming in glorious majesty
to judge the world, the sea shall give up her dead;
and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him
shall be changed, and made like unto his glorious body;
according to the mighty working
whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.
Amen

 
Your Custom Selections are Welcomed:

Feel free to bring your own prayer, the deceased's favorite poem, or lyrics to his/her favorite song.

 

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