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Jesu Thy name honored might be
A prayer to Jesus — five 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Note: Preceded by 2875
Subjects: Christ, prayers to; prayers, to Christ
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.10.12 (223), ff. 55-55v
First Lines:
Ihesu þi name honourde myȝt be
with al þat any lyfe is in…
Last Lines:
…Þu wesche a way al my mysdede
& graunt me blyse withouten ende Amen
Attributed Title: Alya cantica (f. 55)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 139-40.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 134-5.
2.Source: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 6691 [Mun.A.7.1], f. 134v
First Lines:
Ihesu þi name honoured be
Wiþ alle þat ony lyf is Inne…
Last Lines:
…Wasche awey al my mysdede
And graunte me blysse withouten ende Amen
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 2 27-9.