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