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IMEV 1980
NIMEV 1980
Lord Thou that were stern and wrecheful
A prayer to Christ and His reply — eight lines
Subjects: Christ, prayers to; dialogues, Christ and man



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, University of London MS 657 [olim Helmingham Hall I.J.I.7], p. 204
Transcription:
Lord þu þat were sterne and wrechefull
to ower faderys þat weryn be forn
ffor þi chyldehod haue mercy on me
and let me nowt be for lorn
Ne wyst þou nowt þat I a chyld am
be kummyn for synne
My wreche is doun þat lestyt nowt
also sone as þou wylt blynne