Common 18th Century Epitaph

I read that this epitaph showed up quite a bit on 18th Century tombstones.  Rather thought provoking and to the point:

"Remember, friends, as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I.
As I am now, so you must be.
Prepare yourself to follow me."

In fact, this ties in pretty well with a Tracey Chapman song I like a lot called "Change:"

"If you knew that you would die today- And saw the face of God and Love- Would you change?"

 

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