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Lord sweet Jesu Christ have mercy of me
‘An orison to vr lord Ihu’ — ten long monorhyming quatrains
Title(s): ‘An orison to vr lord Ihu’
Subjects: prayers, to Christ; Christ, prayers to
Versification: — four-line, mono-rhyme — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 115rc-115va
First Lines:
LOrd Swete Ihesu crist
Haue Merci of me
Þat out of heuene come
In to eorþe for me…
Last Lines:
…On domes dai whon þou schalt demen
Scheuh us þi face freo
And bring vs in to paradys
Þer endeles blisse schal beo. Amen.
Note: Monorhyming quatrains; written in half-lines.
Attributed Title: An orsoun to vr lord Ihesu (f. 115rc)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 29-30.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 80-2.