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Now Christ Jesu soothfast priest and king
A prayer to Jesus — five stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: prayers, to Christ; Christ, prayer to
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, ff. 19-19v
First Lines:
NOw criste iheu soþefast preest & kyng
And for mankynde mooste worthi werriour…
Last Lines:
…Alle þat be sory and scabbed eke with synne
Rather with pyte þan with reddure wynne
Amen
2.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], ff. 16-16v
First Lines:
NOw criste Ihesu soþefast preest & kynge
And for mankynde mooste worthi werriour…
Last Lines:
…Alle þat be sory and scabbed eke with synne
Rather with pite þan with reddure wynne
Editions:
Schulz, Herbert. C. “Middle English Texts from the ‘Bement’ Manuscript.” Huntington Library Quarterly 3 (1940): 440-65: 457-8.