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If thou thy life in sin have led
James Ryman, An exhortation to repentance — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Of a synner he wille no deth’ and burden: ‘Thus seith Ihesu of nazareth / Of a synner I wille noo deth’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: repentance; carols, of Christ’s pleading
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 47v
First Lines:
Yf thou thy lyfe in synne haue ledde
Amende the now benot a dredde…
Last Lines:
…Thy soule to blis then wil he take
Of a synner he will no deth
Attributed Author: James Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 217-18.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 191; 1977, 168-9.