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