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Hail Jesu my creator of sorrowing medecine
A hymn to Jesus — seven mono-riming quatrains with medial rhymes
Note: Cf. 5940
Subjects: Christ, hymns to; hymns, to Christ
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Don. C.13, f. 166ra
First Lines:
Haile Ihesu my creator of sorou þou est medicyne
Haile Ihesu my saueor þou suffrid for me mykil pyne…
Last Lines:
…þou len me myȝt as þou wele may deboner for to be
lat neuer my langing wende away vnto I be with þe
Note: 4 stanzas. At the start of the poem in the margin: ‘peccator’. Cf. 6812, which Greene (1977), 361 identifies as derived from this text.
Facsimiles:
Brown, Beatrice Daw. “Religious Lyrics in MS. Don. c.13.” Bodleian Quarterly Record 7 (1932): 1-7 plus frontispiece facsimile of f. 166: facing 1.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.64, Part III, ff. 40-40v
First Lines:
hEyle ihesu my creatowre of sorowyng medicyne
Heyle ihesu mi saueowre þat for me sufferd pyne…
Last Lines:
…Þi luf es fast in ilk a fandyng & euer at al owre nede
Als thurgh þi grace art my ȝhernyng In til þi lyght me lede
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.78-9.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 106-7.
Allen, Hope Emily. English Writings of Richard Rolle. Oxford: Clarendon, 1931: 48.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 269-71.
Hanna, Ralph, ed. Richard Rolle: Uncollected Verse and Prose. EETS o.s. 329 (2007): 28-9.