If you’re looking for different ways to say ‘rest in peace,’ then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll learn 60 new ways.
- When a person has passed away, it’s a very delicate time for the relatives.
- Whether you want to give them your condolences or write a special message for the deceased one, one of the following expressions could be just what you’re looking for.
Other Ways to Say ‘Rest in Peace’
The thing to know about using the expression ‘rest in peace’ or any derivatives is that you can either say it directly to the deceased or you can say it to one of their relatives in order to express your deepest sympathy.
- Remember though, if you say it to one of the relatives, then you should use the third person pronoun.
Some appropriate times to use these expressions might be:
- When saying goodbye to the deceased person over their casket.
- While giving your best wishes to one of the deceased’s family members.
- When writing an In Memoriam
Bear in mind some of these are religious and, therefore, may not be appropriate to say to someone who does not belong to a particular faith.
- Rest in peace
- May you rest in peace
- Rest in power
- May your soul find peace
- Sleep well
- Gone but not forgotten
- Eternal rest
- May the angels guide you
- Rest easy
- Rest softly
- May your journey be peaceful
- May your spirit find rest
- Rest in eternal peace
- May your memory be a blessing
- Sleep in peace
- May you find solace in the afterlife
- Rest with the angels
- Rest in paradise
- May you soar to eternal heights
- May you find eternal rest
- Forever in our hearts
- May you find rest and comfort
- May you find eternal peace and joy
- Carried away by angels
- May your soul soar with the eagles
- Rest in quiet peace
- May your spirit be free
- May your soul find freedom and peace
- May you rest among the stars
- May you find tranquility in the afterlife
- At peace now.
- May your journey be peaceful and serene
- May your soul find everlasting peace
- May your soul find the light
- Fly away peacefully.
- May your soul find eternal rest in heaven
- You will live on in our hearts
- May you find comfort in the afterlife
- May you be surrounded by love and peace
- Farewell, beloved one.
- May you find rest in the arms of the angels
- May you find comfort in the afterlife with loved ones
- Gone too soon
- May you find eternal rest in the kingdom of heaven
- Forever free from pain and suffering
- May your soul find rest in the afterlife
- You will be missed
- May you find peace and comfort in the next life
- Until we meet again
- May you rest in the arms of the divine
- May your soul rest in the afterlife
- May you find eternal rest and happiness
- In loving memory
- May you find rest and peace in heaven
- Heaven has gained an angel
Comforting Quotes to Say ‘Rest in Peace’
If you want to make an even more special gesture, you could use comforting quotes.
- You can either write them on a card, or on the funeral program, for example.
Here are just a few for you to choose from.
56. “The soul can rest in peace when it finds its true home.” – Rumi
57. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Jack Lemmon
58. “Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men” – Herodotus
59. “It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over.” – Jim Morrison.
60. “Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.” – John Donne.
Concluding Thoughts on Different Ways to Say 'Rest in Peace' or 'RIP'
So there you have it. There are many different ways you can communicate your condolences to someone.
- Saying ‘rest in peace’ is a good way to comfort someone who is grieving and show your support.
- This is a sensitive time, so be sure to be respectful of the grieving parties.
- You can say ‘rest in peace’ or an equivalent expression either directly to the deceased or to a member of their family.
- If speaking about a deceased, use the third person pronoun.
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