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DIMEV 1604
IMEV 981
NIMEV 981
God that is mightful / Speed all rightful
A simple prayer in monorhyming lines; length varies
Note: Cf. 5989.
Subjects: prayers, to God
Versification: — two-line, three-line, four line, five-line — aa, aaa, aaaa, aaaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 189 (SC 6777), f. 110
Transcription:
God þat þat [sic] ys myghtfull
Spede All ryghtfull
Helpe All nedefull
Haue mercy ouer all synfull
Note: Four monorhyming lines.
Editions:
Black, William Henry. Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae…Pars X, A…Catalogue of the Manuscripts bequeathed…by Elias Ashmole. Oxford: Clarendon, 1845: 152.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Popular Prayers in Middle English Verse.” Modern Philology 36 (1939): 337-50: 338, 342-3.
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, f. i
Transcription:
god allmyghtie Rewe all wylfull
Comfort all Carefull
And have mercye of all synfull
Note: Three lines; listed as separate in Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 477.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Popular Prayers in Middle English Verse.” Modern Philology 36 (1939): 337-50: 338, 342-3.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.8.2, f. 6
Transcription:
Lorde that ys al myghtfulle
spede al Rightfulle
Helpe al nedefulle
comforte al syke and sorovfulle
And haue mercy on al synnefulle Amen
And for al that be quyke and deede
Sey a pater noster a ave and a crede
Note: 5 lines and a couplet; follow 3429.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Popular Prayers in Middle English Verse.” Modern Philology 36 (1939): 337-50: 338, 342-3.
4.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3245 [olim Gurney], f. 189v
Note: 6 lines, part of 2871.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Popular Prayers in Middle English Verse.” Modern Philology 36 (1939): 337-50: 338, 342-3.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Gurney Series of Religious Lyrics.” PMLA 54 (1939): 369-90: 378.
5.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Llanstephan 164, f. 244
Editions:
Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language. 2 vols. in 7 (1898-1910) [numbered 48 in Guide]: 2.753.
6.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 903 [olim Lord Herries], f. 139vb
Transcription:
God almyghtfull saue al Rightffull
Wys alle Willeffull help all Nedfull
Gladde alle sorufull haf mercy Of alle Synnefull
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Laird, Charlton. “A Fourteenth Century Scribe.” Modern Language Notes 55 (1940): 601-3: 603, n. 5.
Dutschke, C. W. Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library. 2 vols. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1989: 1.261.