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Jesu that diedest upon the tree / And tholedest death for me
An Orison of the Five Wounds — eight 6-line stanzas
Subjects: Christ, wounds of; prayers, by Christ and His Passion
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 122va-122vb
First Lines:
Ihesu þat diȝedest vppon þe tre
And þoledest deþ for loue of me…
Last Lines:
…Þat wiþ outen ende schal leste
And seo þi louely face. AMEN Pater
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 131-2.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 135-7.
2.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 114, ‘II’, last flyleaf
Transcription:
…God shild þat day my soul fro care
[ ] yt shal fro my body fare
And haue mercy on me
As wise y leue & wil & wot…
Note: Lines 37-48 only (2 stanzas).
Editions:
Borland, Katherine R. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Medieval Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library Edinburgh: University Press, 1916: 335.