They should all guard against this Death
Christ has warned us, with his teachings.
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In dem ewangelio, dâr alsus gescreven steit:|
Waket unde bedet, weset alle tît bereit,
Wente gi wetten nicht de stunde noch den dach,
Dat Cristus juwe sele van ju nemen mach.
In the gospel it is thus written:|
Watch and pray, be prepared at all times,
For you do not know the hour nor the day,
that Jesus will take your souls from you.
Apparently this is a reference to Jesus' words in Matthew 24:36: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only" (also Mark 13:32).
The preacher then proceeds to interpret the word "watch". See also the notes about Death as a thief.