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God and saint Trinity / As I believe on thee
A prayer and conjuration against robbers — four couplets
Note: Followed by 2155.
Subjects: thieves; prayers, against peril; charms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 685 (SC 817), f. 2v
First Lines:
God and the holy trenite
as veryly as I beleve yn the…
Last Lines:
…Crist for thyn holy namys
kep me from all harmys & gramys
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 5943, f. 170
First Lines:
God and Sient trinite
As I by lyue on the
for thy grace & for thy myȝt
Saue me lorde boþe by day & nyȝt…
Last Lines:
…by the vertu to thy ryȝt arme
Save me lorde fro al harme
Note: Followed immediately by 2155 as if part of the same work.
Facsimiles:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.".
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.": 42.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 245.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 120.