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DIMEV 1391
For the meekness of Thy clean incarnation
A prayer to Jesus — thirteen roughly monorhyming lines
Subjects: prayers, to Jesus; Jesus, prayers to
Versification: — irregular — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], f. 212rb
Transcription:
ffor þe mekenes of þi clene incarnacione
And thurghe þe meryte of þi harde passione
Safe vs fra dampnacione
Socoure vs in temptacione
And gyffe vs thi benysone
And of alloure wykkidnes playne perdone
And full remyssione
thurgh verray contrissione
nakede confessione
And worthi satisfaccione
Graunte vs alswa lorde godd
in huene aylastande mansione
And euer tose þe cherefull visione
of thi faire face for þe lufe þat þou schewede to mankynde Amen
Note: With three-line non-rhyming prayer introduction: ‘Ihesu criste goddes sone of heuen / kyng of kyngs and lorde of lordes / mi lorde & my godd’.
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.