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Jesu as Thou art our savior
A song to Christ — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Jhesu jhesu jhesu jhesu / Saf vs alle thorw thi vertu’
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 5v
First Lines:
Jhesu as thou art our sauyour
That thou saue vs fro dolour…
Last Lines:
…Ayens hym that we mown wake
& saue vs alle throw thi vertu
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 6-7.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 12-13.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 55-6; 1977, 46.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 176-7.