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That was Jesu our saviour
A song in praise of Christ and the Virgin Mary — four quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Honour be euer wiþowtyn ende / To hym þat fro þe hevyn discende’
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.4.20 (652), f. 169v
First Lines:
That was Ihesu oure saueour
The oonly son of god myghty…
Last Lines:
…That was the cause god son descende
ffor to be borne here for oure sele
Note: Burden and parts of stanza 1 written as a scribble, another hand, f. 170v.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 137; 1977, 120.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 110.