What thou doest at Christ’s table,
Presbyter, think well;
Life eternal is preparèd
There for thee, or hell.
As the sacred taper burning
Dwindles in its size,
So the presbyter, if guilty,
Think of these — the death of Jesus,
Thine own death as well,
Earth’s deceptions, heaven’s glories,
And the pains of hell.
– The Sarum missal in English, F. E. Warren, trans.