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O thou my soul give laud unto the Lord
John Lydgate, paraphrase of Psalm 102 — twenty-two 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with Latin text of Psalm preceding each stanza
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: scripture texts, paraphrases; paraphrases
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 19-25
First Lines:
O þou my soule gyf laude vn to þe lord
Blesse him and preyse and forget him nought
Alle myn entrayllis booþe in deed and word
And al þat euer is in myn inward thought…
Last Lines:
…Asseele oure quytaunce with þy redempcion
Whane þou shalt deme vs stonding to fore þy face
Attributed Title: Takeþe goode heed sirs and dames howe Lydegate daun Iohan þe Munk of Bury moeued of deuocyoun haþe translated þe salme Benedic anima mea domino (p. 19); Translacion by Lidegate of þe salme Benedic anima mea domino (RT); Explicit anima mea domino (p. 25)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 1-7.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 165-171
First Lines:
O þowe my soule gif laude vn to þe lord
Blesse him and preyse and forgete him nought
Alle myne entraylles beoþe in deede and word
And al þat euer is in myn Inward thought…
Last Lines:
…Enseele oure qwytaunce with þy Redempcion
Whane þou shalt deeme vs stondyng afore þy face
Note: Second occurrence in this MS.
Attributed Title: A deuoute salme of þe sautier which Lydegate daun Iohn translated in þe Chapell at Wyndesore at þe request of þe dean whyles þe Kyng was at evensonge (p. 165); Benedic anima mea domino by Lidegate(RT)
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34360 [olim Phillipps 9053], ff. 53v-55; 56v-57
First Lines:
[O?] thow my soule gif laude vnto the lord
Blisse hym and preyse and forgete hym nought… [f. 53v)
Al sodainly and nowhile abyde
In this world here nomore knowe his place… [f. 56v)
Last Lines:
…To have mercy on oure wrecchidnesse
The spirit of man shal sone from hym passe [f. 55]
…And late thy mercy bien oure proteccioun
ffor other saufconduyt have I non forme [f. 57]
Note: Lines 1-113, 114-52 interrupted by 4271; missing stanzas 20-22.
Attributed Title: Takith goode heede sirs and Dames howe lyd / gate Daun Iohn the Monk of Bury moeued / of Deuocioun hath translated the psalme / Benedic Anima mea domino (f. 153v)
Editions:
Mahir, Otto, ed. Eine religiöse Gedichte John Lydgates. Oberviechtach: Adolf Mahir, 1910: 20-9.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 236-238v
First Lines:
O thow my soule gyf lawde vnto the lord
Blesse hym and preyse and forgete hym nought…
Last Lines:
…Enseale oure quytaunce with thy redempcioun
Whan thow shalt deme vs stondyng afore thy face