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DIMEV 3211
Lord Jesu Christ I Thee bid for the five wound
Prayer to Christ who died on the cross for ‘me’ — four lines roughly monorhymin
Subjects: Christ, prayers to; prayers, to Christ; Christ, love to sinners
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.45 (1149), f. 4
Transcription:
Louerd ihesu crist ich ðe bidde for ðe vif wunde
and ðe diet ðat ðu ðoledest in ðare holie rode
ðat ðu turne mine sweuenes to blisse and to gode
Amen amen so mote hit beo for ðare swete holie rode
Note: Amid prayers in French and Latin; introduced in French with instructions to sing three times (‘sunges dites treis feiz’).
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 4 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1900-1904: 3.153 (online James entry: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/james/show.php?index=668).