Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Epitaph: Hark from the tomb

Earlier this year at Groveport Cemetery, I noticed an old stone with an epitaph I had not seen before. A bit of research revealed the epitaph to be a verse from a hymn by Isaac Watts:

Hark from the tomb a doleful sound
My ears amend the cry,
Ye living man come view the ground
Where you shall shortly lie.

(Just a few days ago I blogged another gravestone with an Isaac Watts epitaph: The last trumpet’s joyful sound.)

memory of
who departed this life
February 13th 1843,
aged 17 years,
8 months & 28 days.

Groveport Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio

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