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The Kings banner began to spread
Vexilla regis prodeunt — four rhyming lines
Note: For other versions, see 3719, 4318, 4518, and 5360.
Title(s): Vexilla regis prodeunt
Subjects: hymns, to Christ; Christ, hymns to; translations
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 248, f. 74rb
Transcription:
þe kinges baner bigan to sprede
On þe crouch sewynde stynys vs spede
Wech fesh of flesh makere of mede
it heng on rode for oure misdede
Note: Written as verse.