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Jesu for Thy wounds five
Pray for Peace (c. 1499) — one stanza (ababcc) with four-line burden: ‘Jhesu for thy mercy endelesse / Saue thy pepill and sende vs pesse (repeated), ten lines in all’
Subjects: carols, political; Christ, wounds of
Versification: — six-line — ababcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 44v-45
Transcription:
Jhesu for thy wondes fyff
Saue fro shedyng cristayn blode
Sese all grete trobil of malice & stryffe
& of our neighbores sende vus tydynges gode
Blessed Jhesu
Blessed Jhesu
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 276.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 296; 1977, 266.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 102.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 242.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 262.