The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Hail be Thou Son of the Father above
Meditations on the Life and Passion of Christ, based on John of Hoveden’s
Meditacio — 2252 lines in couplets
Author(s): John of Hoveden
Subjects: Christ, life of; Christ, Passion of
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 11307
, ff. 7-87v
Heyl be þu sone of þe fader aboue
Þat man bycome for
…Sone and ioye and gret lykyng
Godes sone wiþouten
Note: Facing transcription of each folio by a Nineteenth-Century writer,
Joseph Haslewood (see f. 5).
Attributed Title: On the Birth, Death and Resurrection of Our Saviour (title page, f. 1,
“Meditations on the Life and Passion of Christ, from British Museum MS.
o.s. 158 (1921); repr. 1987.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds.
The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 355-6.