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Upon the Rood I am for thee
Christ’s words from the cross — two couplets translating ‘In cruce sum pro te’ which precedes them in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: Cf. Walther (1969), no. 8884; for very similar lines see 2199, 3387, and 4275.
Subjects: Christ, complaint to man; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 125vb
Transcription:
Vpon þe rode I am for þe
Þat þu sennest let for me
I þe for ȝeue lat ben þi strif
be knou þi senne & amend þi lif
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 261.