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Jesu for Thine precious blood
A prayer by the Seven Times Christ shed His Blood, linked as Remedies against the Deadly Sins — seven 6-line stanzas
Note: For a variant in 8-line stanzas see 2846; for a very similar prayer in 6-line stanzas see 2838.
Subjects: prayers, by Christ and His Passion; Christ, wounds of; sins, deadly
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson liturg. g.2 (SC 15834), ff. 19-20v
First Lines:
Ihesu for þi precious blod
þat þou bleddest for oure good…
Last Lines:
…& to heuene bringe me
And alle men þedur
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 218-19.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson liturg. g.2 (SC 15834), f. 62
Note: Stanzas disarranged: 4, 7, 5, 6, 3, 1, 2.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College L.10 (237), pp. 33-35
First Lines:
Ihesu ffor þyn precius blode
þat thow schedest for owre gode…
Last Lines:
…To loue Ihesu & holy Chyrche
And to Ihesu Crist me take
4.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 559, ff. 34-35
First Lines:
Ihesu for thi blod so swete
that swettis on olyuete of thi face
lette me nevir in wreth falle
but loue myn evyncristen alle…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu for thi woundis smerte
and for thi blod that ran fro thin harte
and watir I menged to gedir
make stil in charite
and in thi blisse thou bringe me
and all cristen th
Note: Written as prose.