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Most sovereign Lord Christ Jesu
Miserere nobis’: a carol to Christ — five 5-line stanzas (aaabb) with ‘Miserere nobis‘ refrain and burden: ‘Jesu christe fili dei viui mise[rere no]bis / Alleluya
Subjects: carols, to Christ; Christ, hymns to
Versification: — five-line — aaabb
Macaronic: Latin



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?]
First Lines:
Moost souerayn lorde chryst jesu
Born of a mayd that euer was true…
Last Lines:
…And good lyfe to haue contynaunce
That we may syng this
Miserere nobis
Note: Burden and stanzas 1, 2 damaged by tear.
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 65.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 196; 1977, 173.