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DIMEV 5071
IMEV 3232
NIMEV 3232
Sweet Jesu Christ to Thee / A sinful wretch I yield me
A series of petitions to Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Angels, Apostles, etc. — forty-six long lines
Note: Closely resembles 4729, 5070, 5072, and 5083.
Subjects: prayers, to Christ; prayers, to Virgin Mary; prayers, to guardian angel; prayers, to saints
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Don. C.13, f. 166rb
First Lines:
Swete Ihesu crist to þe a synful wreche I ȝelde me
Of synnes þat I haue do In al my life hidir to…
Last Lines:
…þat of þair paynes þai haue relese of god grauntid ar ȝe cese
þat þis be fulfillid in dede ilc gode man sai pater noster Aue & Crede
Note: At the end: Explicit.
Editions:
Brown, Beatrice Daw. “Religious Lyrics in MS. Don. c.13.” Bodleian Quarterly Record 7 (1932): 1-7 plus frontispiece facsimile of f. 166.