Wording Examples

Below are a selection of verses, poems and prayers that you can choose from to be printed on the back of your personalised candle. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to choose your own poem or wording.

  • Wording #1

    As the droplets of water
    are placed upon you,
    You are wrapped in
    God's precious love,
    May He bless, guide
    and protect you,
    Keeping you safe, healthy and happy from above.
    God bless you, little angel...

  • Wording #2

    Welcome, precious little child
    So fresh from God above
    Christened today in Jesus' name,
    Held in His arms of love.
    May angels guide your tiny feet
    And bring you smiles to wear,
    And may our Heavenly Father
    Always keep you in His care.

  • Wording #3

    The Lord will always walk with you,
    along life’s blessed beach.
    His footprints there beside your own,
    always within reach.
    Two sets of footprints, side by side,
    from dawn to setting sun.
    Yet there may come a day my child,
    when you’ll see only one.
    But do not think the Lord has left you,
    nothing could be more wrong.
    It’s just that He has picked you up,
    to carry you along.

    - by Lisa Engelhardt -

  • Wording #4

    I'll walk in the rain by your side,
    I'll do anything to keep you satisfied,
    I'll love you more than anybody can.
    And the wind will whisper your name to me,
    Little birds will sing along in time,
    Leaves will bow down when you walk by,
    And morning bells will chime.
    I'll be there when you're feeling down,
    To kiss away the tears when you cry,
    I'll share with you all the happiness I've found,
    A reflection of the love in your eyes.
    And I'll sing you a song of the rainbow,
    A whisper of the joy that is mine,
    Leaves will bow down when you walk by,
    And morning bells will chime.

  • Wording #5

    Woman – Child Angel of the Heart
    You are the strength of the future
    and the Beauty

    of past Memories.
    You are Love
    and Light and Hope.
    You are
    Life’s Sweetest Gift
    an unbelievable
    and precious Miracle.

  • Wording #6

    The Sacrament of Baptism
    O God, our heavenly Father, grant that this child, as he/she grows in years, may also grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that by the restraining and renewing influence of the Holy Spirit he/she may ever be a true child of thine, serving thee faithfully all of his/her days.

    So guide and uphold the parents of this child that by giving care, wise counsel, and holy example, they may lead him/her into that life of faith whose strength is righteousness and whose fruit is everlasting joy and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • Wording #7

    Lord, teach me all that I should know:
    In grace and wisdom I may grow;
    The more I learn to do Thy will,
    The better may I love Thee still.
    - Isaac Watts -

  • Wording #8

    Build me a son, O Lord,
    who will be strong enough to know when he is weak,
    and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid,
    one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
    and humble and gentle in victory.

    - Douglas MacArthur -

  • Wording #9

    May God grant you always
    A sunbeam to warm you,
    A moonbeam to charm you,
    A sheltering angel
    so nothing can harm you,
    Laughter to cheer you,
    Faithful friends near you,
    And whenever you pray,
    Heaven to hear you.

  • Wording #10

    There is nothing to compare
    to the miracle of birth
    Few words to share
    that will equal it's worth. 
    In the twinkle of an eye
    a new life is formed.
    And for a lifetime
    a mother's heart is warmed. 
    In your beginning
    a dream coming true.
    Open arms awaiting
    a miracle such as you.

  • Wording #11

    Jesus said, 
    "Let the little children come to me, 
    and do not hinder them, 
    for the kingdom of heaven 
    belongs to such as these."
    - Matthew 19:14 -

  • Wording #12

    And he took the children in his arms, 
    put his hands on them and blessed them. 
    - Mark 10:16 -

  • Wording #13

    The Lord's Prayer
    Our Father, who art in heaven
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy kingdom come,
    Thy will be done,
    On earth, as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread,
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    As we forgive those who trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation
    But deliver us from evil,
    For thine is the kingdom,
    And the power, and the glory,
    Forever and ever.

  • Wording #14

    ‘Your Special Naming Day' 

    ...bright as a flower
    Lovely child we welcome you
    Into our world, into our lives
    On this your special naming day. 

    ...happy little spirit.
    Smiling child we wish you joy
    and health and strength and love and peace
    On this your special naming day.

    ...lively little girl/boy
    Perfect child we send you our blessings
    For a long and happy life, energy and freedom
    On this your special naming day. 

    ...our love goes out to you precious child with eyes so wide
    Waving arms and dancing feet,
    And busy hands which hold so tight
    On this your special naming day.

  • Wording #15

    “For I know the plans I have for you,
    says the Lord. They are plans for good, to give you a future and a hope.”

    Jeremiah 29:11

  • Wording #16


    The stars have called you home, love.
    Up high, so far away.
    I think they missed your brilliance,
    they just couldn’t let you stay.

    You’ve shone that light of yours, love.
    on all the lives you touched.
    We’ve known your joy for years and years,
    I guess they thought ‘enough’.

    They need your light up there now.
    This world grows ever dark.
    Your passion will rain down like love,
    dripped into every heart.

    The stars have called you home, now
    we’ll miss you, every day.
    And every night we’ll scour the skies,
    to watch you, where you lay.

    And when dark clouds are gathering,
    and air’s too cold to breathe.
    The life you lived will warm our bones,
    and your star will help us see.

    - Donna Ashworth -

  • Wording #17

    Miss Me But Let Me Go

    When I come to the end of the road
    And the sun has set for me
    I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
    Why cry for a soul set free?

    Miss me a little-but not too long
    And not with your head bowed low
    Remember the love that we once shared
    Miss me-but let me go

    For this is a journey that we all must take
    And each must go alone.
    It’s all part of the Master’s plan
    A step on the road to home

    When you are lonely and sick of heart
    Go to the friends we know
    And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
    Miss me but let me go.

  • Wording #18

    God looked around His garden
    And He found an empty place.
    And then He looked down upon the earth,
    And saw your tired face.

    He put His arms around you,
    and lifted you to rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful
    He always takes the best.

    He knew that you were suffering,
    He knew you were in pain,
    He knew that you would never
    Get well on earth again.

    He saw the road was getting rough,
    and the hills were hard to climb,
    so He closed your weary eyelids,
    And whispered, “Peace be thine.”

    It broke our hearts to lose you.
    But you didn’t go alone,
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.

  • Wording #19

    Your life was a blessing
    Your memory a treasure
    You are loved beyond words
    And missed beyond measure

  • Wording #20

    Light this candle, see it glow,
    Watch it dance, but don’t feel low.
    Think of me, think of light,
    I’m always here, each day and night.
    I did not leave, I have not gone,
    I’m in your heart, where I belong.

  • Wording #21

    I’d like the memory of me
    to be a happy one.
    I’d like to leave an afterglow
    of smiles when life is done.
    I’d like to leave an echo
    whispering softly down the ways,
    Of happy times and laughing times
    and bright and sunny days.
    I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
    to dry before the sun;
    Of happy memories that I leave
    when life is done.

  • Wording #22

    You never said I’m leaving
    You never said Goodbye.
    You were gone before we knew it
    And only God knows why.

    In life we loved you dearly
    In death we love you still.
    In our hearts we hold a place
    That only you can fill.

    It broke our hearts to lose you
    But you didn’t go alone.
    A part of us went with you
    The day God took you home.

  • Wording #23

    A Quiet Prayer

    A loving nature,
    A heart of gold,
    The very best
    This world could hold.

    Never selfish, always kind,
    These are the memories
    You left behind.

    A silent prayer,
    A quiet prayer,
    For a special person
    In God’s care.

  • Wording #24

    Those we can love can never be more than a thought away...
    for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay.

  • Wording #25

    Always together, never apart.
    Maybe in distance, but never at heart.
    I love you.

  • Wording #26

    Those we love remain with us
    for love itself lives on,
    and cherished memories never fade
    because a loved one’s gone.
    Those we love can never be
    more than a thought apart,
    for as long as there is memory,
    they’ll live on in the heart.