The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Look to thy Lord man there hangeth He on rood
A paraphrase of ‘Respice in faciem Christi tui’ —
For a different version see 3177
Subjects: paraphrases; Christ, Passion of
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College A.15 (15)
, f. 72
Loke to þi louerd man þar hanget he a rode
and wep hys
þo mist teres of blode…
…Bigin at his molde and loke to his to
ne saltu nowt vinde bute
anguisse and wo
Brown, Carleton Fairchild,
Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford,
The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 31.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 913
, ff. 28-28v
Be hold to þi lord man whare he hangiþ on rode
And weep if
you miȝte teris al of blode…
…For first ic makid þe of noȝt and siþ dere þe
Whan ic mi lif ȝef for þe and ihang was on
The final two lines are two verse lines per manuscript line, whereas
the rest of the text is one verse line per manuscript line; 22 lines, with 3341
Furnivall, Frederick James.
Early English Poems and Lives of Saints.
Transactions of the London Philological Society
1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 20-1.
Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik
14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 129.