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Jesu that all this world hath wrought
A prayer to Jesus for mercy occurring in a Latin homily — thirty-six lines in irregular stanzas, possibly a round
Subjects: sermons, verse in; prayers, to Christ; Christ, prayers to; roundels
Versification: — irregular — monorhyming



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 248, f. 66va-66vb
First Lines:
Ihesu þat made þis world haþ wroȝt
haue merci on me…
Last Lines:
…haue merci on me
& bring me to þe
þat wolde ben at te
þat longeþ to þe
in þi muchel blis
þat neuer more shal blinne
Note: Written as prose in two passages interrupted by Latin prose.
Editions:
Coxe, Henry Octavius. Catalogus codicum mss. qui in collegiis aulisque oxoniensibus…. Oxon: e Typographeo academico, 1852: 96.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 51-2.