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O merciful Jesu for merci to Thee I cry
A prayer to Jesus for mercy, said at the Levacion — twelve irregular lines
Subjects: prayers, for use in church; prayers, to Christ; Christ, prayers to
Versification: — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 559, ff. 24v-25
First Lines:
O merciful ihesu for merci to the
i crie swete ihesu haue merci on me…
Last Lines:
…Lord ihesu graunt me my bone
that I may haue good grace and fortune
heir in this world
that I may here so for to do
that it may be plesinge to the ihesu
and sauacioun to my soule Amen
In the wurschip of god and of oure swete ladi
and all holi compani of hevyn and inforȝeuenes of mi misdede
Pater noster
Attributed Title: This praer here folwyng schold be saud bifore the leuacioun dewouteli knelyng (f. 24v, rubric)
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Levation Prayers in Middle English Verse.” Modern Philology 40 (1942): 131-46: 136.