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God of heaven that shaped earth and hell
Merita Misse’ — in couplets
Title(s): Merita Misse
Subjects: mass, virtues of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Titus A.XXVI, ff. 154-157
First Lines:
God of hewine that shoope Erthe and helle
ȝif me grace svme word to telle…
Last Lines:
…And so to ffyght and to praye
That we be sawyd at domys daye
Note: The name ‘Henry Wardman’ is written in the scribe’s hand in the margin.
Attributed Title: Merita misste (f. 154); Explicit meryta mysse (f. 157)
Editions:
Simmons, Thomas Frederick. The Lay Folks’ Mass Book. EETS o.s. 71 (1879); repr. 1968: 148-54.