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The high Father of bliss above
James Ryman, an Annunciation carol — eight stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘In criste ihesu be we alle gladde / By whome oure joye endeles is hadde’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, Annunciation
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 67v-68
First Lines:
The high fader of blisse aboue
Hathe sent his sonne to take nature…
Last Lines:
…ffor criste hath brought mankyende fro woo
And fro the fende oure mortall foo
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 258-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 177-8; 1977, 157.