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DIMEV 2841
IMEV 1704
NIMEV 1704
Jesu for thy holy name
A Litany to Christ, the Virgin Mary, Angels and Saints — nine 6-line stanzas (ababcc) with refrain, ‘And bryng us to that blysse / That neuere shall mysse’, and 4-line burden: ‘Prey we to the trinyte / And to al the holy compane / For to bryng vs to the blys / The wych shal neuer mysse’
Note: Burden based on the first stanza of 2840.
Title(s): A Litany to Christ, the Virgin Mary, Angels and Saints
Subjects: litanies; carols, of saints
Versification: — six-line — ababcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 49-50
First Lines:
Ihesus for þi holy name
& for þi beter passyon…
Last Lines:
…That we may cum to þat blysse
þe wych neuer shall mysse
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 76-8.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 68-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 212-13; 1977, 187-8.