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IMEV 1975
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Lord that sufferedest hard torment
A series of eight prayers to Christ, each beginning ‘Lorde’ (except 4) scattered throughout a Latin Good Friday homily, ‘Amore langueo’: ‘Sermo de passione Cristi in die parasceueus facienda’, possibly by John Bromyard — in quatrains
Subjects: sermons, verse in; Christ, prayers to; prayers, to Christ
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 149, ff. 34v-38v
First Lines:
Lorde þat suffrydist harde turment
And on the rode were alle to rent
Let me suffri wo & pyne
Þat y may be on of þine…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu that were to man so kynde
grant vs þi blisse wyþ oute ende
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Magdalen College Lat. 93, ff. 154-157
First Lines:
lorde that suffred harde torment
and on þe rode was al to rent…
Last Lines:
…ihesu that was to man so kynd
graunte vs thy blis with outen ende
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.4.24, ff. 146vb-150ra
First Lines:
lord þat suffredist hard torment
& on þe rood was al to rent…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu þat were to man so kynd
Graunt vs þy blysse with owte ende
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Preachers, Poets and the English Lyric. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1986: 124 (treating each stanza as a separate work).
4.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 277, pp. 191; 193; 196; 198
First Lines:
Lord þu sufferyd herd tourment
& in þe rode was all to rent…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu þat was to man so kynde
grant vs euer blys with owtyn ende
Editions:
Pfander, Homer Garrison. “The Popular Sermon of the Medieval Friar in England.” Diss. New York University, 1937: 47, 48 (st. 2 and 4 only).