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God that all this mights may in heaven & earth thy will is oo
A prayer of confession — seven 8-line stanzas
Subjects: prayers, of confession
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 106
First Lines:
God þat al þis myhtes may
in heuene & erþe þy wille ys oo…
Last Lines:
…In þy merci y me do
god þat al þis myhtes may
Note: Written two lines of verse per line of MS.
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 156-60.
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 99-101.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 222-4.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 64-6.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 68-9.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 98-9.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 6, no. 73.
2.Source: New York, Columbia University Library Plimpton Addenda 3 [olim Pratt], f. 241v
First Lines:
God þat alle myȝtes may
in heuene and erþe þi wille is oo…
Last Lines:
…Mercy lord and be my bote
god þat alle myȝtes may
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 156-60.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5901, f. 325v
First Lines:
God that alle myghtes may in heuen and erth thi will is oo
I have ben tynt many a day eerly and late haue y ben thi foo…
Last Lines:
…I haue ben fals in cropes rote to wickid werkis my wille was ay
Marcy lord and be my bote: gofe that alle myghtes may
Note: A nineteenth-century transcript of New York, Columbia University Library Plimpton Addenda 3 [olim Pratt], f. 241v. Two verse lines per manuscript line.