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O best maker of light and of creature
The hymn ‘Lucis creator optime’ — four stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): Lucis creator optime
Subjects: hymns, to God, as Creator
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, ff. 116v-117
First Lines:
O best maker of lyght and of creatowre
Causyng and bryngyng furthe lyght dyvrnall…
Last Lines:
…Be fond also owr soule be purged clene
Noo contagiusse thyng ther in be sene
Editions:
Patterson, Frank A. “Hymnal from MS. Additional 34193, British Museum.” Medieval Studies in Memory of Gertrude Schoepperle Loomis. Roger Sherman Loomis, ed. New York: Columbia UP, 1927: 443-88: 478-80.