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O Father without beginning
James Ryman, a hymn to the Trinity — eight quatrains (abab) including refrain, ‘O deus sine termino’ and burden: ‘O o o o o o o o / O deus sine termino
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: hymns, to Trinity; Trinity
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 50-50v
First Lines:
O fader withoute begynnyng
O sonne and holigoost also…
Last Lines:
…That deyed for vs one good Friday
Et regnat sine termino
Attributed Author: Ryman (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 222-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 199-200; 1977, 176.
Comper, Frances M. M. Spiritual Songs from English Manuscripts of Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries. London and NY: Macmillan, 1936: 178.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 120.