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IMEV 1727
NIMEV 1727
Jesu lord that madest me / And with thy blessed blood hast bought
Richard de Caistre’s hymn — twelve quatrains
Note: Based on an existing hymn (2905); five stanzas are interwoven in 2825; some of the opening stanzas are incorporated into 3918. For early printed Primers containing this hymn see Hoskins (1900), 218, 222; Brydges and Haslewood (1810), 4.139-40 (‘Psalter of Jesus’); and Bühler (1959), 235.
Author(s): Richard de Caistre
Subjects: hymns, to Christ; Christ, hymns to
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Barlow 33 (SC 6488), f. 57v
First Lines:
Ihesu lord that madest me
And wyth thy blessid blood hath boght…
Last Lines:
…And send men frutes of hertely foode
As euery man nedyth in hys degre
Note: 36 lines.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 751 (SC 8193), ff. 142-142v
First Lines:
Ihesu lord þat made me
& with þi blessed blode has boght…
Ihesu for þaime I ye beseke
þat wrethed ye on any wyse…
Last Lines:
…Here & spede my prayeres
& spare me þat I be not spilt
…ffor wham I hafe had any gude
& spare þat we haue done omys
Note: Presented in the MS as consisting of two parts, each 24 lines long. Both have titles. ‘Amen’ occurs only at the end of the second one.
Attributed Title: þo sauter of ihesu (f. 142); þo sauter of charyte (f. 142)
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodl. Lat. liturg. e.47, ff. 206-207
First Lines:
Ihesu lord þat madyst me
And wyth þi blissyd blood hath me bowth…
Last Lines:
…ffor whom I hawe hadde any good
And spare þat þei haue don amys
Attributed Author: Oracio magistri Ricardi Castre vic’ in Norwico (f. 206)
Attributed Title: Oracio magistri Ricardi Castre vic’ in Norwico (f. 206); ‘Psalterium fraternitatis’ for second six stanzas (f. 206v)
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 224-5.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 106
First Lines:
…And neuer I mot do that thynge
that shuld the in any wise displese…
Last Lines:
…ffor whome I haue had any good
And spare that thei haue don amys
Note: Begins imperfectly at line 15.
Attributed Author: Explicit liber quod Humfrey (f. 106)
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Poems of Humphrey Newton, Esquire, 1466-1536.” PMLA 65 (1950): 249-81: 275-6.
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson liturg. e.3 (SC 15799), ff. 123v-124v
First Lines:
Ihesu lorde that madest me
& with thi precious blode me bought…
Last Lines:
…al hem þat I haue had any gode
& spare hem þat hathe doon amysse
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
6.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 204, f. 211
First Lines:
Ihesu lord that madest me
And with thi blessed blod has me boȝt…
Last Lines:
…ffor whome I haue had any goode
And spare hem þat þei haue don amys
Note: With heading attributing to Richard Castre, and major break between stanzas 6 and 7 with the heading, ‘Psalterium caritatis fraterne’; and at the end of verse and prose text on this folio in the same hand: ‘J Gisburgh’.
Attributed Author: Oracio magistri Ricardi Castre quam ipse composuit (f. 211); Psalterium caritatis fraterne (at head of second six stanzas)
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.6.43, ff. 92v-93v
First Lines:
ihesu lorde þat madyst me
And with þy blysfull blood hast bouȝt…
Last Lines:
…ffor þe wheche y haue had anye good
And spare þat þey han don amysse Amen
Attributed Title: Oracio bona de Ihesu (f. 92v)
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Fitzwilliam Museum 40-1950 [olim Yates Thompson 83, ‘Talbot Hours’], ff. 134-134v
First Lines:
Ihesu lorde that madest me
And with thy blessed blode hast bought…
Last Lines:
…Here & spede my prayeres
And spare me that I be not spilt
Note: With marginal note ‘Pater noster’ to left of each stanza; added by a contemporary hand; 6 x 4, abab.
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Sidney Sussex College 80, ff. 120v-122
First Lines:
Jhesu as thow madest me
& with thi blessed blode hast me bouth…
Last Lines:
…That y haue had of eny gode
And for ȝeue hem that han don amysse Amen
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of manuscripts in the Library of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Cambridge: at the UP, 1895: 65-6.
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.19 (305), f. 162v
First Lines:
Ihesu lord þat made me
& wiþ þi blisful blood hast bouȝt…
Last Lines:
…And whom I haue had ony good
& space al cristen þat doon amysse
Note: Written 2 lines to a line of MS.
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
11.Source: London, British Library Arundel 285, f. 177
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, ed. Devotional Pieces in Verse and Prose from Ms. Arundel 285 and Ms. Harleian 6919. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 23. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1955: 277-8.
12.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian A.XXV, f. 171
First Lines:
Ihesu lorde as me made and with þe precious blode me beght
For gyf me þat I haue greuyd ye In worde werke wyl or thoght…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu on to thy mercy þu take vs synners þat for grace doth pray
qwen we schall for ouer dedys qwake a for þe lorde on domysday
Note: 8 stanzas.
Editions:
Böddeker, Karl. “Englische Lieder und Balladen aus dem 16. Jahrhundert.” Jahrbuch für romanische und englische Sprache- und Literatur 14 (or n.f. 2) (1875): 81-105 [933]: 111.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 98-100.
13.Source: London, British Library Harley Charters 58.C.14
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 146-8.
14.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853, pp. 28-30
First Lines:
IHesu lord that madist me
And wiþ þi blessid blood hast bouȝt
fforȝeue þat y haue greued þee
With worde with wil & eek with þouȝt…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu for Þi blessidful blood
Bringe if þou wolt Þo soulis to blis
ffor whom y haue had ony good
And spare þat þei han do a mys. Amen
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Oracio magistri Richardi de castre quam ipse posunt (p. 28, rubric)
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 15-17.
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 2.5-6.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 129-31.
15.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, ff. 19v-20v
First Lines:
Ihesu for hem I the beseche
That wrathen þi in any wyse…
Last Lines:
…ffro whom I haue had any good
And spare þat þei haue done amysse
Amen
Note: 13 stanzas, order reversed.
Attributed Title: Oracio magistri Richardi de castre quam ipse composuit (f. 20, preceding usual opening stanza: ‘Ihesu lord þat madeste me…’).
Editions:
Harford, D. “Richard of Caister and his Metrical Prayer.” Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society 17, Part II (1909): 221-44: 221-44.
16.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 53, p. 103
17.Source: New York, Columbia University Library Plimpton 80, ff. 154-155v
First Lines:
Ihesu lorde that madyst me
And wyth thy blode me bowght…
Last Lines:
…Schew hem thy mercy there payne relece
Swete lord for thy mageste
Note: 15 x 4.
Editions:
Drake, W. T. Tyrwhitt. “Early English Poem.” Notes and Queries 4th ser. 2 (1868): 576: (60 lines).
18.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 163 [olim Wagstaff 9, prior Petworth 8], f. 193v
First Lines:
Yhesu lorde þat maydyst me
& with thy precyus blode hast bousthe…
Last Lines:
…helpe me lady & all myne
& shelde vs all fro hell pyne
Note: Written two lines of verse per line in MS.
19.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], ff. 16v-17v
First Lines:
Ihesu for hem I the beseche
Than wrehen the in any wyse…
Last Lines:
…ffor whom I haue had any good
And spare þat þei haue doone amysse
Note: Oracio Magistri Castre quam ipse composuit (f. 17, after first six quatrains), then seventh begins, ‘Ihesu lord that madeste me / And with þi blessid blode haste bought…’.
Attributed Author: Oracio Magistri Castre quam ipse composuit (f. 17, after first six quatrains)
Attributed Title: Oracio Magistri Castre quam ipse composuit (f. 17, after first six quatrains)
20.Source: Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine 514, ff. 145v-146v
First Lines:
Iesu lorde þat madyst me
And wyt thy blesyt blode hasse boght…
Last Lines:
…Of wom I haue hade ony gode
And spare þat þay haue done amisse
Note: 48 lines, plus two additional; f. 146, between stanzas 6 and 7.
21.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 17, ff. 1-1v
First Lines:
Jhesu lorde þat madyste me
And with þi precious blode me bought…
Last Lines:
Scele þis werys & lende vs pece
With lasting loue & charyte
22.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown Islip (Lady Richmond), Horae



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 14563. The Psalter of Jesus, Coplande, 1529
2.Source: STC 17542.5. Our Ladyes Chambre, or Parler, [R. Wyer, 1533?]
3.Source: STC 21790. Girolama Savonarola, An Exposicyon vpon the LI Psalme, made by Hierom of Ferrarye, Parys, [f. F. Regnault?], 1538
Note: 20 lines at end