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IMEV 1735
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Jesu my love my joy my rest
On the Wounds of Christ — six lines (aaaabb)
Subjects: Christ, wounds of; prayers, by Christ and His Passion
Versification: — six-line — aaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 24
Transcription:
Ihesu my luf my ioy my reste
þi perfite luf close in my breste
þat I þe luf and never reste
And mak me luf þe of al þinge best
And wounde my hert in þi luf fre
þat I may reyne in ioy ever-more with þe
Editions:
Allen, Hope Emily. Writings Attributed to Richard Rolle. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1927: 307.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 68.
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: 318.
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 231.
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 157.