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Christ made to man a fair present / His bloody body with love I-brent
A song of the Love of Christ — 44 lines mostly in 4-line stanzas but also couplets, six-line monorhyming stanzas, and six-line stanzas rhyming aabaab
Note: Stanza 4 = stanza 4 of 5850.
Subjects: Christ, love of; Christ, sufferings of
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.15.17 (353), ff. 147rb-147va
First Lines:
Crist made to man a fair present
his blody body wiþ loue ybrent
That blisful body his lyf haþ sent
ffor loue of man whom synne haþ blent…
Last Lines:
…Thanne shal my loue be trewe & fyn
And loue in loue shal make fyn
Note: Written by the same hand as 2459.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.166-7.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 235-7.
2.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 512 (V.8.15), ff. 34-35
First Lines:
Crist makiþ to man a fair present
His blody body wiþ loue brent…
Last Lines:
…Þanne schulde myn be trewe al tym
And loue in loue schal make it fyn
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 113-14.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 139-41.
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 127 [olim Powis 327], f. 51ra-51rb
First Lines:
Crist made to man a faire present
His blody body wiþ loue y brent…
Last Lines:
…þan schal my loue be trewe & fin
and loue in loue schal make fin
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 113-14.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 139-41.