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Jesu that sprung of Jesse root
‘Be my Coumfort Crist Ihesus’ — seven 12-line stanzas with this refrain
Subjects: hymns, to Christ; Christ, hymns to
Versification: — twelve-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853, pp. 20-24
First Lines:
Ihesus þat sprong of iesse roote
As us haþ prechid þi prophete
Flour and fruyt boþe softe and sote
To mannis soule of sauour swette…
Last Lines:
…And to deie weel whanne it is my day
Ihesu þat deied on tre for us
Lete me not be þe feendis pray
But be my counfort crist ihesus. AMEN
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 12-14.