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Jesu of whom all true love springs
A prayer of love to Jesus — one 8-line stanza (ababcbcb)
Subjects: love, toward Jesus; Christ, love towards
Versification: — eight-line — ababcbcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], f. 192
First Lines:
Ihesu if whayme all trewe luffe sprynges
That for my lufe tholede payne…
Last Lines:
…And for thy lufe to make mournynge
That for my lufe walde be slayne
Amen Amen Amen Amen par charite
Note: Immediately follows 2909, as if part of same work.
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Perry, George G., ed. Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse from R. Thornton’s MS. EETS o.s. 26 (1867); repr. 1973: orig. ed. 78.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.364.
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: 281-2.