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I hung on the cross for love of thee
In cruce sum pro te’ (4 lines), a tag in the Fasciculus morum, translating ‘In cruce sum pro te qui peccas desine pro me / Desine do veniam dic culpam retraho penam’ which precedes them
Note: For very similar lines see 3387, 4275, 6032, 6135, and last stanza of 6713. In the same form as here, they were incorporated in 1913 and 6650.
Subjects: sermons, verse in; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 34
Transcription:
I hong one cros for loue of þe
leue þi synne for loue of me
Mercy aske amende þe sone
& y for ȝyf þat ys mis done
Note: Written as prose, trans. In cruce sum pro te…, which precedes it.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 25
Transcription:
I honge on cros for loue of þe
Leue þi synne for loue of me
Mercy ask amend þe sone
And I forȝif þat is mysdone
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 45
Transcription:
I honge on cros for loue of the
Lef þy synne for loue of me
Mercy aske amende þe sone
And I forȝyf þe þat is mysdone
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, f. 40rb
Transcription:
I hange on cros for loue of þe
leue þi synne for loue of me
Merci þou aske a mende þe sone
And for ȝeue þat is mys dome
5.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.22 (159), f. 57v
Transcription:
I hange on crose for lust luf of þe
lef þi syn for luf of me
Mercy ask amend þe sone
And I for gyf þe þat ys mysdone
Note: Written as prose.
6.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 175vb
Transcription:
I hong on croys for loue of þe
leue þy synne for loue of me
Mercy aske amende the sone
And I for þ ȝefe þat is mysdone
7.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library Q.3, f. 47
Transcription:
I hong on þe crosse for loue of þe
leue þe syn for loue of me
Mercy ask amend þe sone
And I for gyf þat is mys done
Note: Written as prose.
8.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 178ra
Transcription:
I honge on þe cros fo þe loue oft of the
Man aske amende amende þe sone
& y for geue þe þat ys misdon
Note: Corrupt; written as prose.
9.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 48
Transcription:
I hyng on þe cros for luffe of the
leue thi syn for lufe of me
Mercy aske amend þe sone
& I forgyf þat is mysdone
Note: Written as prose.