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All the joy of our heart now is went away
The sinner’s lament (based on Lamentations, 5:15) — two couplets
Note: For similar lines see 261, 3510, 4307, 5216, 5349, and 5352.
Subjects: laments; sinner, lament of; translations; scripture, translations of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 153v2
Transcription:
Al þe ioȝe of oure herte non is went a wey
for into serwe & into wo t[stain]nid is al oure pley
ye cotie of oure heued is felle to grounde
þat euere we sennede weylaway þe stonde
Note: The second word of the third line begins with a ‘c’, then what appears to be a ‘u’ or ‘n’ may be blotte out and a superscripted ‘o’ inserted, followed what looks to be ‘tie’. ‘corue’ may be possible if the ‘o’ functions as an abbreviation.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 232; rev. ed. 261.