The parish priest

Parish priest
The parish priest

Death to the parish priest

Her kerkhere jw is vele bevalen
ik byn dy doet ik wyl jw nu ok halen
jw was yo uter maten walgelungen
wen gy dat requiem hadden ghesunghen
hevet dat nu ok van jwert wegen an(e)
ik wyl jw vortreden also ik wan(e)

Mr Vicar - much has been entrusted to you.
I am Death - I will also take you now.
You were always successful beyond measure
when you had sung the requiem.
Raise it [the song] now - for your sake too
I will step in front of you, as I am wont to.

The parish priest

Och alweldyge god wat is dat leuent
sinte deme dat vns allen is ghegeuen
wen de doed kummet snelliken thu steruen
ach muchte ik gades hulde my weruen
so wolde ik vroliken met dy syngen
help nu jhesu so mag my wol ghelingen

Oh almighty God, what is life
since it is given us all,
when Death comes, to die quickly?
Alas, could I earn the favours of God
Then I would gladly sing with you.
Help now Jesus, so I might do well.