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The angel said of high degree / Hail full of grace God is with thee
James Ryman, ‘Alma redemptoris mater’ — thirteen quatrains including refrain, ‘Alma Redemptoris’ or ‘Redemptoris mater’, and burden: ‘Alma redemptoris mater / Quem de celis misit pater
Author(s): James Ryman
Title(s): Alma redemptoris mater
Subjects: carols, Annunciation
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 11-11v
First Lines:
The Aungell seyde of high degree
haile full of grace god is with the…
Last Lines:
…But out of drede to blisse vs lede
Alma Redemptoris
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 167-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 174-5; 1977, 154-5.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 81v-82
First Lines:
The angelle seide of highe degre
Haile fulle of grace god is with the…
Last Lines:
…And she hath born the kyng of myght
Redemptoris mater
Note: 11 stanzas.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 286-8.