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Love God that loved thee
Love God who died for thee, a tag in the Fasciculus morum — six lines, tail-rhyme (aabccb)
Subjects: advice, spiritual
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 28
Transcription:
loue god þou þat loued þe
þat for þe tholede dethe on tre
& brogth þou out of helle
loue hym with herte with soule & thoght
þat þe now hatȝ well dere a boght
þen ony tonge kan telle
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 111 (SC 1550), f. 90
Transcription:
Loue god thow man that louith the
ffor the he sufferd dethe vp on a tree
And brouȝt the oute of helle
Loue hym with herte soule and thouȝte
Which he hathe derer boughte
Than any tonge can telle
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 20v
Transcription:
Loue god þu þat loued þe
þat for þe tholed deth on tre
…þat þe now has well dere a bowght
þan any tonge can telle
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), ff. 37v-38
Transcription:
Loue god þat loued the
Þat for þe tholed deth on tree
And broght þe oute of helle
Loue hym with hert sowle and þoght
Þat þe now has wel derre boght
Þen any tonge can telle
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 30
First Lines:
Loue god þat loued þe
þat for þi loue dyed on tre…
Last Lines:
…þat þe now wele dere as bogth
þan any tong may tell
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, f. 32va-32vb
First Lines:
Loue god þou man þat loued þe
ffor þe he suffred deth on þe tre…
Last Lines:
…þat he now hath ful dere bowth
þan ony tonge can telle
7.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.22 (159), f. 22v
8.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 44
First Lines:
love god man that loved the
And for the suffurd dethe on tree…
Last Lines:
…ffor he the hathe dere a bowtht
Then any tonge can tell
9.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 171vb
Transcription:
loue god þu þat louyþ þe
þat for thi dolede de on tre
And brouth þe out of helle
loue hym wyþ hert & saule & þouȝt
þat þe haþ wel dere y bouth
þan any tonge ma tel
10.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 39
Transcription:
Lofe þu godd þat loffes the
ffor þe he deyd on þe tree
and boght þe out of hell
loffe hym with hert with saule and thoght
þat with his blode so dere þe boght
þat no tonge it may tell
Note: Written as prose.
11.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 174va
First Lines:
Loue god þow þat louid þe
þat for þy loue deyde on tre…
Last Lines:
…þat þe now hat wel dyrer bouȝt
þan eu[e]r tonge can telle
12.Source: Rome, Vatican Ottoboni 626, f. 21