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Eternal God Father of light
?James Ryman, A hymn to God the Father in James Ryman’s song book — ten quatrains (aaab) with refrain ‘Te deum laudamus’ and burden (bc): ‘Te deum laudamus / Te dominum confitemur
Author(s): James Ryman (?)
Subjects: hymns, to God; God, hymns to
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 94v-95
First Lines:
Eternall god ffader of light
Thatt madist althyng by þi grete myght…
Last Lines:
…Only by loue as seieth oure crede
Te deum laudamus
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 308-10.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 209; 1977, 185..