Saturday, 11 May 2019
Mass readings in Scots: Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year C)
Apocalypse 7: 9, 14-17
Eftir thir thingis I saw a gret peple, quham na man mycht novmir, of al folkis, and linages, and pepilis, and langages, standing befoir the throne, in the sicht of the lamb; and thai war clethit with quhite stolis, and palmes war in the handis of thame. And aan of the seniouris [...] said to me, [...], "Thir ar thai, that com fra gret tribulatioun, and weschit thar stolis, and made thame quhite in the blude of the lamb. Tharfor thai ar befoir the trone of Gode, and seruis him day and nycht, in his tempile. And he that sittis in the thron, duellis on thame. Thai sal na mare hungir, nor yit threst, nor sonn sal fall on thame, nor ony hete. For the lamb, that is in the myddis of the throne, sal goueme thame, and sal lede thame furth to the wellis of wattris of lijf; and God sal wipe away ilk tere fra the een of thame."
[From The New Testament in Scots Murdoch Nisbet [c.1520] (1905) vol 3 here]
John 10: 27-30
"My schepe heres my voce,
and I knaw thame, and thai follow me.
I geue to thame euirlasting lif,
and thai sal nocht perise withoutin end,
and naan sal ravise thame fra my hand.
That thing that my fadere gave to me, is maire than al thingis;
and na man may ravise fra my fadris hande.
I and the fader ar aan."
[From The New Testament in Scots Murdoch Nisbet [c.1520] (1903) vol 2 here]