Quid sum miser tunc dicturus ?
Quem patronum rogaturus,
Cum vix iustus sit securus ?
What shall I, frail man, be pleading ?
Who for me be interceding,
When the just are mercy needing ?
‘The just are mercy needing’; in which case how much more will the rest of us be in desperate need of God’s infinite mercy . . . and we are reminded also that as we shall all come to be judged, we shall ultimately all stand or fall on our own record, and not through the love and care of any other human being.