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The mild Lamb I-spread on Rood
Christ on the Cross — six 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb)
Subjects: devotional verse; Passion, meditations on; songs
Versification: — eight-line — aaabcccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 248, f. 154r2
First Lines:
Þe milde Lamb isprad o rode
heng behornen al o blode…
Last Lines:
…And brinc hus þurw þi suete bene
to þe blis þat faillet nout
Note: Written as prose below music.
Editions:
Jacoby, M. Vier mittelenglische geistliche Gedichte des XIII Jahrhunderts. Berlin: Mayer, 1890: 37.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 77-8.
Gennrich, Friedrich. Grundriss einer Formenlehre des mittelalterlichen Liedes…. Halle: Niemeyer, 1932; repr. Tübingen, 1970: 205 (first stanza only).
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 173.