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DIMEV 3183
IMEV 1943
NIMEV 1943
Look to thy Lord man there hangeth He on rood
A paraphrase of ‘Respice in faciem Christi tui’ — twelve lines
Note: For a different version see 3177.
Subjects: paraphrases; Christ, Passion of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College A.15 (15), f. 72
First Lines:
Loke to þi louerd man þar hanget he a rode
and wep hys þo mist teres of blode…
Last Lines:
…Bigin at his molde and loke to his to
ne saltu nowt vinde bute anguisse and wo
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 2.
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 31.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 913, ff. 28-28v
First Lines:
Be hold to þi lord man whare he hangiþ on rode
And weep if you miȝte teris al of blode…
Last Lines:
…For first ic makid þe of noȝt and siþ dere þe iboȝt
Whan ic mi lif ȝef for þe and ihang was on tre
Note: 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.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. Early English Poems and Lives of Saints. Transactions of the London Philological Society 1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 20-1.
Heuser, Wilhelm. Die Kildare-Gedichte… Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik 14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 129.