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DIMEV 5078
IMEV 3238.3
NIMEV 3238.3
Sweet Jesu that on the Rood
A prayer to Christ — nine lines
Subjects: prayers, to Christ; Christ, prayers to
Versification: — nine-line — aabccbddb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Boston, MA, Boston Public Library med. 124 (1546) [olim Sowter, Sotheby Sale, May 20, 1947, Lot 371; olim Le Neve, Horae], f. 115v
Transcription:
Swete Ihesu þat on þe Rode
Bouȝtest vs wiȝ þyne blode
Lyfe wiþouten endynge
Graunte oure Lyf clene for to lede
And þe Ihesu Louie and drede
Ouer alle þynge
Lord at oure Lyues ende
Graunte oure soule for to wende
In to aungeles Woniynge
Note: A fourteenth-century Sarum Horae.