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I have set my heart so high
My Heart is set on the Love of Christ — two five-line stanzas with music
Title(s): My Heart is set on the Love of Christ
Subjects: Christ, love of; songs; sermons, verse
Versification: — five-line — ababc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 381 (SC 21956), f. 20
First Lines:
I have set my hert so hy
me likyth no love þat lower ys…
Last Lines:
…for love me haþ in balus browȝt
me þenk yt haþ ywis
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.51-2.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 155.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 229.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 380.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 71-2.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 210.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 169v
Transcription:
hi haue yseht myn hert so hye
me lykyth no loue þat lower is
Note: 2 lines only, in a Latin sermon, ‘Venite Benedicti patris mei’.
Editions:
Stemmler, Theo. “More English Texts from MS. Cambridge University Library Ii.III.8.” Anglia 93 (1975): 1-16: 16.