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Father and Son and Holy Ghost / Lord to Thee I cry and call
A prayer to the Trinity — thirteen 8-line stanzas
Note: This poem has been incorporated into 3918, beginning at line 9.
Subjects: Trinity, prayers to; prayers, to Trinity
Versification: — eight-line, six-line — abababab, ababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 114rb-114va
First Lines:
FAdur and Sone and Holigost
Lord to þe I crie and calle…
Last Lines:
…On þe to seo þat swete siht
ffadur and Sone and Holigost. AMEN.
Attributed Title: Here biginneþ an orisun of þe trinite (f. 114rb)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 16-19.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 82-5.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787, ff. 16-17v
First Lines:
Fadur & son & holy goost
Lorde to þe y cry & calle…
Last Lines:
…And bring me in to þat lyht
Wiþ out ende þi ioy is most
Note: Lines 1-62 only.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 121-4.
Baugh, Nita Scudder. A Worcestershire Miscellany, compiled by John Northwood, c. 1400, edited from British Museum MS. Add. 37,787. Philadelphia, 1956: 104-5.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787, ff. 143v-146
First Lines:
Fadur & sone & holy gost
Lord to þe I cri and calle
Last Lines:
…On þe to se þe swete siht
ffadur & sone & holi gost. Amen.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 121-4.
Baugh, Nita Scudder. A Worcestershire Miscellany, compiled by John Northwood, c. 1400, edited from British Museum MS. Add. 37,787. Philadelphia, 1956: 125-8.
4.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], ff. 211vb-212rb
First Lines:
Fadir and sonne And haly gaste
Lorde to þe I make my mone
Stedfaste kyng of myghtes maste
Alle weldand gode sittand in trone…
Last Lines:
…One þe to see þat ioyfull syghte
ffadir and Sonne And þe haly gaste Amen
Note: Stanzas 1-2 of six lines only; 3-13 of eight lines.
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Perry, George G., ed. Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse from R. Thornton’s MS. EETS o.s. 26 (1867); repr. 1973: 83-6.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.365-6.