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Credo in deum
A statement of belief and assurance of the bliss that is its reward — ten lines in a cross-rhymed quatrain (perhaps the burden?) and a tail-rhymed 6-line stanza
Subjects: creed, Apostles’; faith, articles of; heaven, joys of; songs
Versification: — four-line, six-line — abab, aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 5943, f. 168v
Transcription:
[C]redo in deum þat y[s] withowt begynnyng and ende
þat made heuene & erþe and al þat ys
hym feyful we scolde euer more in mynd
ffor he ywys bryng vs to parfyth blys blys
all owre lyfi ys me gud wyt wo
Were so heuen þat we go
Wyl we buyþ in þys led
Bot in god al on I wys
þer nys no ful parfyt blys
ho so tak ryȝt god heed
Facsimiles:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.": 38.
Rastall, Richard. “Introduction.” A Fifteenth-Century Song Book: Cambridge University Library Additional MS 5943 made in facsimile. Leeds: Boethius Press, 1973.
Editions:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.": 39.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 221.