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Jesu my lief Jesu my love Jesu my coveting
A song of Love Longing, possibly by Richard Rolle — eleven couplets with numerous medial rimes
Author(s): Richard Rolle (?)
Subjects: love, toward Jesus; Christ, love toward
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Don. C.13, f. 166ra
First Lines:
Ihesu my lefe Ihesu my loue Ihesu my couetynge
to þe me langis nyȝte & day þou ert al my ioynge…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu kinge þat made al thing of a maiden was born
help our hoping & our lyuyng on þat we be not lorn
Editions:
Brown, Beatrice Daw. “Religious Lyrics in MS. Don. c.13.” Bodleian Quarterly Record 7 (1932): 1-7 plus frontispiece facsimile of f. 166: 4-5.
Hanna, Ralph, ed. Richard Rolle: Uncollected Verse and Prose. EETS o.s. 329 (2007): 33-4.