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Now god that sittest on high in throne
A prayer for England — nineteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with refrain, ‘Of alle oure synnys god make a delyueraunce’
Subjects: prayers, for the nation; political poems; abuses of the age
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 156v-159v
First Lines:
now god þat syttyst an hygh in trone
help þy peple in here greet nede…
Last Lines:
…Al tymes þat art founteyne of al felycite
Of al oure synnys þou make a delyueraunce
Note: Marginal notes ‘Trowithe’, ‘Resoun’, ‘Mede’, ‘Vntrowith’, and ‘ffalseheed’ beside first four stanzas.
Attributed Title: How myschaunce regnyth In Ingeland Cao xxvijo (f. 156v)
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 2.238-42.