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Father ours that is heaven
Pater noster, followed by Exposition — 134 couplets
Note: This version of the Pater noster without the Exposition occurs in the Lay Folk’s Mass Book (Simmons (1879), 46-7).
Title(s): Pater noster
Subjects: Lord’s Prayer, exposition of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 14 (SC 3894), ff. 108ra-109va
First Lines:
Fader ours þat is in heiuen
blessed bi þi name to neyuen…
Last Lines:
…& shilde vs fra alkin ille
Amen leue fader þou hit fulfille
Attributed Title: pater noster (f. 108ra)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1437-55.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Galba E.IX, ff. 73vb-75ra
First Lines:
Crist him self made þis prayere
Wharfore it es with outen pere
þare es no prayer þat ordand es
so medeful of þe mikilnes…
Last Lines:
…oure blisced fader þou it fulfill
and schild vs euer fro alkins ill
Note: Followed by ‘AMEN’ on next line (f. 75ra).
Attributed Title: Pater noster qui es in celis (in engrossed initials with decorated red ‘P’, top f. 73vb)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1437-55.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian A.III, ff. 140rb-141vb
First Lines:
ffader vrs þat es in heuen
Halud be þi nam to neuen…
Last Lines:
…And sceild us all fra alkin il
Amen leif fader þou it ful fill
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1437-55.
4.Source: Göttingen, Göttingen University Library Theol.107, ff. 165vb-167va
First Lines:
fAdir vr þat es in heuen
Halud be þi nam to neuen…
Last Lines:
…Bot schild vs fra alkin ill
Amen fadir þu it fulfill
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1437-55.