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Jesu God Son Lord of magesty / Send will to my heart only to covet Thee
A Song of Love-longing to Jesus — twelve monorhyming quatrains with occasional medial rime
Note: This poem is inserted into a Southern version of Incendium Amoris, 3275, at line 68; 6540.5, one quatrain, is incorporated into this piece. See also 2284, 5940.
Author(s): Richard Rolle (attrib.)
Title(s): A Song of Love-longing to Jesus
Subjects: love, toward Jesus
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.64, Part III, ff. 37-38
First Lines:
[I]Hesu god son lord of mageste
send wil to my hert anly to couayte þe…
Last Lines:
…On hym þat þe boght hafe al þi thought & lede þe in his lare
Gyf al þi hert til crist þi qwert & lufe hym euer mare
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.75-6.
Allen, Hope Emily. English Writings of Richard Rolle. Oxford: Clarendon, 1931: 4.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 99-101.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 240-4.
Hanna, Ralph, ed. Richard Rolle: Uncollected Verse and Prose. EETS o.s. 329 (2007): 24-5.
2.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 29, ff. 52-52v
First Lines:
Ihesu goddis son lord of mageste
Send wil in to my hert only to couait þe…
Last Lines:
…He þat þe boght haue al þi þoght and led þe in his lare
Gif al þi hert to Crist þi quert and loue hym euermare. Amen.
Editions:
Ogilvie-Thomson, J. S., ed. Richard Rolle: Prose and Verse. EETS 293 o.s. 293 (1988): 44-5.