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Almighty God maker of heaven
A hymn to the Creator — five 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘Ihesu haue mercy on me’
Subjects: hymns, to God
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodl. Lat. liturg. e.17, ff. 51-53
First Lines:
All mygty god maker of heuyne
of erþe watur and wynd…
Last Lines:
…and in heuyn to haue place
now swete ihesu haue merci on me
Note: 9 stanzas; at end, ‘AMEN for Charite’ (f. 53).
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.6, ff. 191-197v
First Lines:
Almiȝti god maker of Heuene
Erthe & Eyre Watur & Wynde…
Last Lines:
…In heuene þer to haue a place
Eher Ihesu þu haue mercy on me
Attributed Title: Here enduth this preyere to oure lord And begynneth a nother (f. 197); Here enduth þis preyere to our lord Ihesu And begynneth the ymne Vexilla regis prodeunte (f. 197v)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Lydgatiana.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 131 (1913): 40-63: 43-4.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 214-15.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 39574, ff. 52v-53v
First Lines:
Almyȝti God maker of heuene
Eyr and erþe watir and wynde…
Last Lines:
…And in heuene to haue a place
Now Ihesu þou haue ercy on me
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Day, Mabel, ed. The Wheatley Manuscript: Middle English Verse and Prose in British Museum MS. Additional 39574. EETS o.s. 155 (1921; repr. 1971): 67-9.