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Hail spouse of Christ our Saviour
James Ryman, Gaude mater gloriosa — six quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Super omnes speciosa’ and burden: ‘Gaude mater gloriosa / Super omnes speciosa
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 22-22v
First Lines:
Haile spowse of criste oure saviour
haile lilly floure of swete odoure…
Last Lines:
…To heven blis that lasteth aye
Super omnes speciosa
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 183-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 148-9; 1977, 132.