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Gods Son that was so free
A song of the Passion with ‘O and I’ refrain — five 12-line stanzas
Subjects: Passion, carols/songs of
Versification: — twelve-line — abababababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 126 (SC 21700), f. 90va
First Lines:
Godys sone þat was so fre
In to þis world he cam…
Last Lines:
…þat þy sone bouȝte dere
He schal me nat for goa
Note: At the end: ‘Explicit bernardus’.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Legends of the Holy Rood, Symbols of the Passion, and Cross-Poems. EETS o.s. 46 (1871); repr. 1973: 150-2.
Heuser, Wilhelm. “With an O and an I.” Anglia 27 (1904): 283-319: 304-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 140-2.