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Thine heart with spear sticked
Verses asserting that Mercy is assured through the Pains of Christ — one six-line stanza in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: mercy; Christ, sufferings of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 122
Transcription:
Þin herte with spere stiked
Þin heued with þornes priked
Þin wondis rent be note
Þin louell heued bouwing
Þin faire bodi bleding
Merci vs hat behote Merci
Attributed Title: Arma Christi (f. 120v)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 41.