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Hail Jesu Gods Son in form of bread
A prayer at the Levacion — twenty-six irregular lines
Subjects: prayers, for use in church
Versification: — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 C.XVII, f. 98vb
First Lines:
Hayle Iesu Godys Sone in forme of bred
borne of mary withowtyn syn
þoue sawe me ihesu fro endeles dede
& þe to worcheppe lat me neuer blyn…
Last Lines:
…Lorde ihesu […] [?henne ward] ay lastyng blys [þou putte me in]? Amen
Note: Written as prose and affected by damp, rendering the final lines illegibl; partially recovered using a cold light source.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Levation Prayers in Middle English Verse.” Modern Philology 40 (1942): 131-46: 136-7.