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Jesu that would after midnight / Thy sweet face that was so bright
The Hours of the Cross — in 6-line stanzas(aabccb)
Note: Inserted in the Cursor Mundi (3474), lines 25487-25618.
Subjects: Cross, hours of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Fairfax 14 (SC 3894), ff. 110ra-110vb
First Lines:
Ihesus þat walde ofter midniȝt
þi squete face þat was sa briȝt…
Last Lines:
…& gif vs þe ioye for euermare
þat þou to vs has boȝt
Attributed Title: Matinis of þe cros (f. 110ra), Atte laudis (f. 110ra), etc.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1458-67.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 39-44.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian A.III, ff. 141vv-142va
First Lines:
Ihesu þat wald efter mid night
Þi suete face þat was sa bright…
Last Lines:
…And giue us ioi for euermare
Þat þou us vnto boght. Amen
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1458-67.
3.Source: Göttingen, Göttingen University Library Theol.107, ff. 168ra-169ra
First Lines:
jhesu þat wald efter midnight
þi suete face þat was sua bright…
Last Lines:
…And giue vs ioy for euermare
þat þu vs to boght Amen
Note: Twenty-one stanzas, often repeating ‘b’ in subsequent stanzas.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1458-67.