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Psallemus cantantes / Domino noua cantica dantes
A hymn to St. John the Evangelist — eleven 8-line stanzas (aabbbcc) including refrain, ‘Amice cristi Iohannes’ (cf. burden to 3909), the first stanza wholly in Latin, the first English, ‘My hert is set to syng / That all this worlde shall ryng…’
Note: A Latin hymn in Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 40v shares stanza 1; pr. bad key, 60; Stainer, Stainer, Stainer, and Nicholson (1901) , 2.182.
Subjects: hymns, to saints; John the Evangelist, saint
Versification: — eight-line — aabbbbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , ff. 5v-7v
First Lines:
Psallemus cantantes
Domino noua cantica dantes
Last Lines:
…After this present lyfe he me send
Euerlastyng peas
Amice cristi Iohanes
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 28-32.