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O worthy Lord and most of might
A macaronic song to Christ — four quatrains (abab) with Latin caudae and burden (bb): ‘Into this world now ys cum / Christe, redemptor omnium
Subjects: Christ, carols to; carols, to Christ
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4672
First Lines:
O worthy lord & most of myght
Eterne rex altyssime
Last Lines:
…Grant vs thy blis euerlastyng
Summi lorgitor primii
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Englische Weihnachtslieder aus einter Handschrift des Balliol College zu Oxford.” Forschungen zur deutschen Philologie. Festgabe für Rudolf Hildebrands. Leipzig: Deit, 1894: 52-84: 68.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 241.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 14.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 194; 1977, 171.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 184-5.