It apparently became England's favorite poem!
Check out what I found out about the poem on Wikipedia:
Mary Frye circulated the poem privately, never publishing or copyrighting it. She wrote other poems, but this, her first, endured. Her obituary in The Times made it clear that she was the author of the famous poem, which has been recited at funerals and on other appropriate occasions around the world for 60 years.
The poem was introduced to many in Britain when it was
It has become a very popular poem and a common reading for funerals.