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Man that in earth abides here
A song of the Host — three five-line stanzas with refrain ‘Mirabile’, plus burden (bb): ‘Mirabile misterium / In forme of bred ys Godis son’
Subjects: Eucharist, Christ’s presence in; carols, of the Eucharist
Versification: — five-line — aaabb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4673
First Lines:
Man þat in erth abydys here
Thov mvst beleve with owten dere…
Last Lines:
…Which flesshedly man in deite
Dyed for vs vpon a tre
Mirabile
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 14.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 220; 1977, 194-5.