Hear thou the things which must come to pass in the last times There shall be famine and war and earthquakes in diverse places Snow and ice and great drought shall there be And many dissentions amongst people Blasphemy inequity envy and villainy Indolence pride and intemperance So that every man shall speak that which pleaseth him And the priests shall not have peace amongst themselves Shall sacrifice unto making deceit for mind Therefore will I not look upon them Then shall the priests behold the people Departing from the house of the Lord and Turning unto the world and setting up Landmarks in the house of God They shall claim for themselves many things And places that are lost and shall be Subject unto Caesar as also they were Of all times giving poll taxes of the cities Even gold and silver And the chief men of the city shall be condemned And their substance brought into the treasuries of the kings And they shall be killed For there shall be great disturbance throughout all the people And death also The house of the Lord shall be desolate And their altars shall be abhorred So that spiders weave their webs there The place of holiness too shall be corrupted Priests all corrupted Agony shall increase Virtue shall be overcome Joy perish And gladness depart In those days evil shall abound There shall be respecters of persons Hymns shall seize out of the house of the Lord Truth shall be no more Covetousness shall abound amongst the priests And the bright man shall not be found On some nation shall arise there the last time a king A lover of the Lord Who shall hold rule not or long He shall leave two sons The first is named after the first letter A The second named after the eight letter H The first shall die before the second Thereafter shall rise two princes to oppress the nations Under whose hands there shall be a very great famine In the right hand part of the east So that nation shall rise against nation And be driven out from their own borders Again another king shall rise A crafty man Who shall command a golden image of Caesar to be made Therefore martyrdom shall abound Then shall faith return unto the servants of the Lord And holiness shall be multiplied And agony increased The mountains shall be comforted And shall drop down sweepeth the fire from the face Of the number of the saints maybe accomplished After a little space there shall arise another king out of the east A lover of the Lord Who shall cause all good things and necessary to abound in the house of the Lord He shall show mercy unto the widows and the needy And command a royal gift to be given unto the priests In his days shall be abundance of all things And after that again another king shall arise in the southern part of the world And shall hold rule but a little space In whose days the treasuries shall fall because of the wages of the soldiers So that the substance of all the age shall be commanded And given to the king Thereafter shall there be plenty of corn and wine and oil But great dearness of money So that the substance of gold and silver shall be given for corn And there shall be great dearness And at that time there shall be very great risings of the sea So that no man shall tell news to any man The kings of the earth and the princes and the captains shall be troubled And no man shall speak freely Grey hairs shall be seen upon boys And the young shall not give place unto the aged After that shall rise yet another king A crafty man who will hold rule for a short space In whose days there shall be all manner of evils Even the death of the race of men from the east Even unto Babylon And thereafter death and famine and sword In the land of Cain and even unto Rome Then shall all the fountains of water and wells boil over And be turned into blood into dust and blood The heaven shall be moved And the stars shall fall unto the earth The sun shall be cut in half like the moon And the moon shall not give her light There shall be great signs and wonders in those days When Antichrist draws near These are the signs unto them that dwell in the earth In those days the pains of great revile shall come upon them In those days when Antichrist now draweth near These are the signs Woe unto them that dwell on the earth In the last days a great king shall come Woe unto them who build For they shall not inhabit Woe unto them that break up the follow for they shall labour without a cause When I was a child in the belly of my mother! Woe unto them that make marriages for unto man each shall nay beget sons Desolation! Woe unto them that join house to house Or field to field When I was a child in the palace of my father! For all fields shall be consumed with fire Annihilation! Woe unto them that will not look unto themselves while titled Silence! For they shall be condemned Silence! Woe unto them that stay away from the poor Silence! When he asked him When I was a child in the belly of my mother! I am the son When I was a child in the cannon of my father! I am father of all I am the father most high I am the father of all spirits These are the sad signs of the ending of the world When I was a child in the belly of my mother! When I was a child in the palace of my father! Desolation! There will be famine and great pestilence Annihilation! Then shall all men be lead captive amongst all nations Take me to my dead Christ! And shall fall by the edge of the sword And shall fall by the edge of the sword Take me to my dead Christ! Then all men shall be lead captive amongst all nations Take me to my dead Christ! From shore to shore Take me to my dead Christ! I am the son of mine I am the father of all I am the father most high Carry me from shore to shore! All men shall be led captive And all shall die by the edge of the sword Take me to my dead chrism! For when I was a child in the belly of my mother! For when I was a child in the palace of my father! Desolation! All shall die by the edge of the sword Silence! All shall die by the edge of the sword Take me to my dead Christ! All shall fall by the edge of the sword Take me to my dead Christ! All shall be reaped by the sickles Take me to my dead Christ! Of the turning burning Take me to my dead Christ! Take me from shore to shore! Turning and burning Turning and turning Take me to my dead Christ! Carry me from shore to shore!