Jesu, Petrus, Johannes, Jacobus, Philippus et alii apostoli cure parte piscis assi et Javo mellis, et Thomas apostolus palpans vulnera Jesu.
PETER¶Alas! To woe how are we brought!
Had never men so mickle thought,
Since that our Lord to death was brought
Withjews so fell.
out of this stead go durst we not,
But here aye dwell.
JOHN¶Here have we dwelt with pining strong.
Our life we loathe; we live too long.
For since the Jews wrought us that wrong,
Our Lord to slay,
We durst not ever come them among,
Or go away.
JAMES¶The wicked Jews hate us full ill,
And bitter pains would bring us still,
Therefore I rede that we dwell still
Here where we land,
Until that Christ our Lord us will
Some succour send.
( Jesus appears . . .
JESUS¶Peace and rest be with you. . . . and vanishes.)
PETER¶Ah, brethren dear, what may we trow,
What was this sight that we saw now
Shining so bright,
And vanished thus, we know not how,
Out of our sight?
JOHN¶Out of sight now is it sought.
It makes us mad, the light it brought.
JAMES¶Certes, I wot not securely