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Saint John for grace thou crave
Prayer to Saint John — one 6-line stanza (aabccb)
Subjects: prayers, to saints; John the apostle, saint
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 39574, f. 58r1
Transcription:
Seynt Iohn for grace þou craue
Þat of his mercyhe he wole us saue
As þou nexst hym were boren beste
And whanne we schulen fro hens weende
Thou gete us grace to make good eende
In heuene blis wiþ hym to reste
Attributed Title: To Seynt Iohn (rubric, f. 58)
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): 74.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 188.