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Jesu Christ keep our lips from pollution
A prayer to Jesus — six 8-line stanzas
Subjects: Christ, prayers to; prayers, to Christ
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 1-1v
First Lines:
O Ihesu Crist kepe oure lyppes from pollucioun
As thow suffredist deth for almankynd…
Last Lines:
…Thurgh thyn high and glorious goodenes
Or that the sworde be whet of vengeaunce
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34360 [olim Phillipps 9053], ff. 59-59v
First Lines:
[I]Hesu Crist kepe oure lyppes from pollucioun
As thow suffredist deth for almankynd…
Last Lines:
…Thurgh thyn hygh and glorious gododenes
Or that the swerd be when of vengeaunce
Attributed Title: Columbina apparuisti Eleyson / Verba Auctoris quod Richardown (f. 59)