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Jesu that all this world has wroght
A Meditation on the Passion — eight 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘ffor þus þou sched þi blood for me’
Note: See 3786.
Subjects: Passion, meditations on; Christ, Passion of
Versification: — eight-line — ababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1706, f. 210
2.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, ff. 52-53
First Lines:
IHesu þat hast al þis world I wrought
And of a clene virgyn so take oure kynde…
Last Lines:
…If I forgate þe ful vnkynde I were
ffor vij tymes þi bloode þou sched for me
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], ff. 48-49
First Lines:
IHesu that all this worlde hast wroghte
And of a clene virgyn so take oure kynde
And with thi blode oure soules hast boughte
My loue to þe I pray þe to bynde…
Last Lines:
…If I forgate þe ful vnkynde I were
ffor vii tymes þi blode þou sched for me
Note: Not set out in stanzas.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 133-5.