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Christs blood the high of life three things it hath undone
On the three virtues of Christ’s blood, in John Grimestone’s sermon notes — two couplets
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: Christ, blood of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 121v
Transcription:
Cristis blod þe heyȝe of lif þre þinggis it hat vndon
Heuene & helle & mannis soule þat michil hat misdon
Iche man oliue þat wile rith wel don
Þenk of þo wondes fiue þat he ne be nout fordon
Note: Written down right side of page, top to bottom.
Attributed Title: Arma Christi (f. 120v)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 40.