Mr Cardinal, fall in to my dance.
I mean you - earnestly, wholly and fully.
Your apostle-like state and dignity
will now be fully and wholly put down.
The higher station God has given you -
the greater reckoning: Just notice that.
Mr. Bishop, you will now be added to the earth.
A bishop is an ecclesiastical shepherd.
Have you paid attention to the sheep of Christ,
not scattered, but fed and watched(1) [them]
as all prelates(2) are required to:
Are you so, dance forth - fear not.
Deus meus - remember me now, God.
Though I am, in rank, high and mighty
holding the place of the holy apostles,
worthily esteemed, yes, oh so dear -
Death will spoil it all for me.
God have mercy on me - for now I must die.
God's peace and his great mercy.
Might I now be prepared
like a real bishop shall live;
This has Paul written to Timothy.(3)
This I consider now in my last [moment].
Oh God, loyal Lord, the addition(4) it [is] for the best.
Oddly, the Mohnkopf-printery had one more picture of the bishop - complete with wall and hilly landscape.
According to Timothy Sodmann's Dodendantz p. 53, the Mohnkopf-printery used the woodcut in Euangelia from 1492 and Speygel der leyen from 1496, where it was supposed to depict the holy Augustin.
I haven't been able to check this. Albert Schramm does not include the woodcut in his book, Der Bilderschmuck der Frühdrucke, volume 12.
At any rate, Hans Vingaard used the picture in 1529 in the Danish Reformer, Hans Tausen's, answer to the bishop of Odense, where the picture was supposed to resemble the said bishop of Odense. This book was reprinted in 1987 in the book "Fem Reformationsskrifter trykt af Hans Vingaard i Viborg 1528-1530". Click the picture to see the entire page.
Footnotes: (1) (2) (3) (4)