Into Thy vineyard I come in haste
Eleven sounds from it's ancient tower
So many years have gone to waste
What can I do in a single hour
Among the absurd fallicies introduced by the demon into the world none is greater or more pernicious than the forgetfulness of the hour of death and of what is to happen at the court of the rigorous Judge. Thus continually deceived, there are uncountable fools who live without thought of death and who die forgetful of the unhappy lot that awaits them. In order that you may escape this perversity, begin to convince yourself now that you must die irrevocably; that you have received much and paid little; that the account shall be so much the more rigorous, as the more lavish the gifts and talents bestowed on you. The Lord gives us life in order that we may free ourselves from the effects of original sin, so as to be unhampered by them at the hour of our death; and the ignorant and miserable children of Adam spend all their lives in loading upon themselves new burdens and fetters, so that they die captives of their passions and in the tyranny of their hellish foes. Lamentable and inexcusable is the ignorance of people in so knowingly forgetting the Eternal Glory, which God has prepared for those who dispose themselves to merit it. For there is no doubt that whoever willfully forgets the Eternal Glory and happiness is in evident danger of losing it. No one is free from this guilt, not only because people do not apply much labor or effort in seeking and retaining the remembrance of this happiness; but they labor with all their powers in things that make them forget the end for which they were created. Undoubtedly this forgetfulness arises from their entangling themselves in the pride of life, the covetousness of the eyes, and the desires of the flesh. They have no care or attention for the thoughts of Eternal life. Let people acknowledge and confess, whether this recollection costs them more labor than seeking after the vain and transitory pleasures of this life, which after much striving and labor many people do not and can never attain. Oh, mortal and deceived people, what are you doing? For what purpose are you living? Do you realize what it is to see God face to face, to participate in His Eternal glory and share His company? Of what are you thinking? Who has thus disturbed and fascinated your judgment? What will you seek, if once you have lost this true blessing and happiness, since there is no other. The labor is short, the reward is Infinite Glory, and the punishment is Eternal.

Into Thy vineyard I come in haste
Eleven sounds from it's ancient tower
So many years have gone to waste
What can I do in a single hour