Pilatus Cayphas Annas, xiii milites armati, Malcus Petrus
Jacobus Johannes Jesus et Judas osculans et tradens eum.
JESUS¶Behold, my disciples in dignity dear,
My flesh shudders and shrinks for doubt of my deed.
Mine enemies will newly be nighing full near,
With all the might if they may to mar my manhood.
But since ye are forwatching and wandered in fear,
Look ye set ye down And rest you, I rede.
Be not heavy in your hearts, But hold you even here,
And bide me a brief while Still in this same stead.
Be witty and wise in your resting,
So that ye be waking alway;
And look now that promptly ye pray
To my Father that ye fail in no testing.
PETER¶Yea, Lord, at thy bidding
Full obedient we abide;
For thou are boot of our bale,
And biddest for the best.
JOHANNES¶Lord, all our help and our hale,
That is not to hide,
In thee, our faith and our food,
All wholly is fast.
JACOBUS¶What way is he wandered
In this world wide?
Whither is he walked,
Eastward or west?
PETER¶Yea, sirs, I shall tell you;
Sit we down on each side.
And let us now readily here take our rest.
My limbs are as heavy as lead.
JOHANNES¶And I must sleep; down must I lie.
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Publication information: Book title: The York Cycle of Mystery Plays, a Complete Version. Contributors: J. S. Purvis - Author. Publisher: S.P.C.K.. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1957. Page number: 201.
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