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Our glorious Father that art in heaven
John Lydgate, paraphrase of the Pater Noster — seven rhyme royal stanzas with Latin refrain in stanzas 1-6
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Pater Noster
Subjects: Lord’s Prayer; paraphrases
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), f. 274ra-274rb
First Lines:
oure glorious ffadyr þat art in heuene
Kepe vs þy chyldre þat þow hast wrought
Graunt vs these petycions seuene
As thy son taught þat hath vs bought…
Last Lines:
…And gracious ffadyr take no vengeaunce
Sed libera nos a malo
Note: Nine 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc including Latin eighth line, ‘O pater noster qui es in celis’ (stanzas 1-8) and ‘Sed libera nos a malo’ (stanza 9).
Attributed Author: per dominum Iohannem lydegate translata (f. 274ra)
Attributed Title: Hic sequitur Oracio dominica per dominum Iohannem lydegate translata (f. 274ra)
Editions:
Mahir, Otto, ed. Eine religiöse Gedichte John Lydgates. Oberviechtach: Adolf Mahir, 1910: 16-18.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 18-20.
2.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, ff. 24-25
First Lines:
Glorious fader þat art in heuen
kepe vs þi childer that thow has wrouȝt…
Last Lines:
…kepynge oure wittes and thy hestes ten
And gracious fader take no vengaunce
Sed libera nos a malo Amen
Note: The rubric ‘Pater noster qui es in celis’ follows every stanza but the last.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth þe Pater noster in englys (f. 24)
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], ff. 20v-21
First Lines:
Glorious fader þat art in heuen
Kepe us þi childer þat þou has wrouȝt…
Last Lines:
…Kepynge oure wittes and þi hestes ten
And gracious fader take no uengeaunce
Set libera nos a malo amen
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the Pater noster in englys (f. 20v)