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Into thy hands lord I take my soul
In Manus Tuas — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: For other versions see 2637, 2681, 3195.
Title(s): In Manus Tuas
Subjects: scripture texts, Engl. trans. of; devotional verse
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson B.408 (SC 11755), f. 6
First Lines:
In to þi handes lorde I take my soule
Whom þou boughtist with þi bittur passion…
Last Lines:
…Saue me fro payne and fro þe fende
And bring me to blis þat hath none ende
Attributed Title: In manus tuas et cetera (f. 6)
Editions:
Clark, Andrew, ed. The English Register of Godstow Nunnery… c. 1450. 3 vols. EETS o. s. 129 (1905; repr. 1971); 130 (1906; repr. with 142, 1971); 142 (1911; repr. 1971): 12.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 229 (SC 21803), f. 8
First Lines:
[IN] to thi handes lord y betake my soule
Whom thou boughtest with thi bytter passione…
Last Lines:
…Saue me froo peyne & fro the fende
And bryng me to blisse that neuer shal end
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 376.