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O blessed Lord my Lord O Christ Jesu
Lydgate’s ‘Fifteen O’s of Christ’ — forty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Fifteen O’s of Christ’
Subjects: Christ, fifteen O’s; fifteen, O’s of Christ
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 683 (SC 798), ff. 1-8
First Lines:
O blyssed lord my lord & Cryst Ihesu
Welle and hed spryng of eternal swetnesse…
Last Lines:
…And by thy modrys meek medyacyoun
the charter asselid whan þu heeng on þe Rood
Attributed Author: … translatyd out of latyn in to Englyssh by damp Iohn Lydgate monk of seynt Edmundys Bury (f. 1); Explicit Quod John Lydgate (f. 8)
Attributed Title: HEre begynnyth the xv Oys translatyd out of latyn in to Englyssh by damp Iohn Lydgate monk of seynt Edmundys Bury (f. 1)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 238-50.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.48 (SC 11914), f. 111v
First Lines:
O Bissid lord my lord o Ihesu crist
Welle and hedspryng of eternall swetnesse…
Last Lines:
…And bi thi moodris meeke meditacioun
The chartir assalyd whan thow heng on þe roode
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.8 (56), ff. 65v-70v
First Lines:
[B]lissid lorde my lorde O Ihesu crist
Well and hede spring of eternall swetnes…
Last Lines:
…And by þi moders meeke mediacion
The charter asselid whan þu hing on the Roode
Attributed Author: Explicit quod Lidgate (at the end)
Attributed Title: Incipit quindecim OO (f. 65v); O Ihesu criste eterna dulcedo te (left margin, f. 65v)
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 11-16
First Lines:
O blissed lord my lord O crist Ihesu
welle and hedespryng of eternall swetnesse…
Last Lines:
…And by thy moders meke mediacioun
The chartre aseled when thow heng on the rode
Attributed Author: Iohn lydgat (f. 16)
Attributed Title: The xv Oes (as heading, f. 11); Explicit the xv Oes compilid by Iohn lydgat monke of bury and were here wryten owt of mastar stantons boke by Iohn Stowe (below last line, f. 16), all by scribe (John Stow)
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 287-288
First Lines:
…Ihesu called a lylye and Oo
oure lyfe oure vertue supporte yn owr nede
thynke & recorde & remembre also
ffrom hede to fote howeþu didest blede…
Last Lines:
…& by thy moder ys meditacion
þe charyte enseled whan þu hanged on þe rode
Note: Begins imperfectly at stanza 31.
Attributed Author: lidgate (f. 288)
Attributed Title: Here endythe þe fyftene ooes drawen oute of engelishe latyn vnto engelishe by lidgate (f. 288).
6.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 104-105
First Lines:
O Blyssid lord my lord O crist ihu
Welle and hedspryng of eternal swetnesse…
Last Lines:
…Graunt of my synnes ful remyssioun
Which for our sake starff vpon the Rood