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O First Founder and heavenly Creator
The hymn ‘Conditor alme siderum’ — six stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): Conditor alme siderum
Subjects: hymns, to God
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, ff. 107-107v
First Lines:
O first fownder and hevenly creature
Off sterys shynynge in þe sperys hye…
Last Lines:
…More then men mey wrytyn or discerne
By tymes now and infinite eterne
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: 444-6.