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Sweet Jesu Christ Gods Son of live
The Hours of the Cross — seventeen couplets
Subjects: Cross, hours of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Liturg. 104 (SC 30605), ff. 49-88
First Lines:
Swete ihesu cryst goddis sone of lyue
þin passion þin croys þin ded þin wondes fiv…
Last Lines:
…In oynt he was wyt aromat holi writ to fulle
ȝornful meynde of his deþ bee in myne wille
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Legends of the Holy Rood, Symbols of the Passion, and Cross-Poems. EETS o.s. 46 (1871); repr. 1973: 222-4.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 1.37-42.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 50-1.