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DIMEV 3193
IMEV 1950.5
NIMEV 1950.5
Lord God all-wielding / I beteach today into Thy hand
A general morning prayer — in couplets
Note: Following 424.
Subjects: prayers, domestic
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3245 [olim Gurney], f. 191
Note: 18 lines.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Gurney Series of Religious Lyrics.” PMLA 54 (1939): 369-90: 376.
2.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], f. 191v
First Lines:
Lorde god alweldande
I beteche to daye in to þi hande…
Last Lines:
…Alls thow for vs died one a tree
Graunte vs lorde þat swa bee
Amen Amen par charite
Note: 20 lines, written 2-3 verse lines per line of MS; immediately follows 424 as if same text.
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.364 (and cf. 1.222).
Perry, George G., ed. Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse from R. Thornton’s MS. EETS o.s. 26 (1867); repr. 1973: 77.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 294.
3.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library Kane 21 [olim Huth];, f. 112v
First Lines:
Lord god alweldand
I beteche in to þin hande…
Last Lines:
…And lat vs neuer departe fro þe
Als þow for vs deyde on a rode tre
And graunt vs lord þat itte so be
Amen amen for charite
Note: 20 lines.
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “A Middle English Versified Prayer to the Trinity.” Modern Language Notes 66 (1951): 312-14: 314.