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Almighty God in Trinity / Inwardly I thank Thee
An orison to the Trinity — four couplets
Note: Followed by 3193.
Subjects: Trinity, prayer to; prayers
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3245 [olim Gurney], f. 191
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Gurney Series of Religious Lyrics.” PMLA 54 (1939): 369-90: 376.
2.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], f. 191v
First Lines:
Almyghty god in trinite
Inwardly I thanke þe
ffor thy gud ded þat þu me wroghte
And with þi precyous blude me boghte…
Last Lines:
…Honour Ioye & louyng
Be til þi name with owttyn endyng
Note: One 8-line stanza only.
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Perry, George G., ed. Religious Pieces in Prose and Verse from R. Thornton’s MS. EETS o.s. 26 (1867); repr. 1973: 77.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.363-4.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 293-4.
3.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library Kane 21 [olim Huth];, f. 112v
First Lines:
Almyhty goud in trinite
In þis world I thank itte þe…
Last Lines:
…Honour and þeroi [sic] and lowfing
be to þi name withouten endyng
Note: Written as prose; immediately followed by 3193.
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “A Middle English Versified Prayer to the Trinity.” Modern Language Notes 66 (1951): 312-14: 314.