A Middle English Poem

A Modern English version of a Middle English poem. For the benefit of a so-called Christian site, that printed a so-called Christian, who is apparently so sinless that she thinks Jesus only died for the sins of a few government employees in 35 AD. Even the sinless Virgin Mary acknowledged God as her Savior, but this lady knows better than that, sniff sniff. Protoevangelion of Genesis? What Protoevangelion?

Apparently some people still think it’s a good idea to blindfold Jesus and hit Him like a pinata, and tell Him that His mission was useless. Let’s pray for them, as Jesus did.

:: Oh, man, assay, assay, assay,
And axe mercy while thou may. ::

Man, have in mind how here before
For thy misdeed, thou were forlorn;
But, mercy to give, now Christ is born.

:: Oh, man, assay, assay, assay,
And axe mercy while thou may. ::

In sin thy life, if thou have led,
Amend it now. Be not a-dread,
For He His mercy forth hath spread.

:: Oh, man, assay, assay, assay,
And axe mercy while thou may. ::

And though thy sin be never so ill,
For thy sin shalt thou not spill,
Now mercy to ask, if thou will.

:: Oh, man, assay, assay, assay,
And axe mercy while thou may. ::

God that died upon the Rood,
For thy misdeed, He shed His blood;
For His mercy is full and good.

:: Oh, man, assay, assay, assay,
And axe mercy while thou may. ::

He that thee so dear hath bought,
Mercy, He would that thou sought.
If thou seek, He [de]nyeth it not.

:: Oh, man, assay, assay, assay,
And axe mercy while thou may. ::

Mercy is spread on the ground,
Thereto left, for a-stound;
Therefore, thou it seek till it be found.

:: Oh, man, assay, assay, assay,
And axe mercy while thou may. ::

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