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Welcome be this blessed feast
A song of the Trinity — five quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘O meruelous & blessed natiuite / Off goddes sone in diuinite’
Subjects: carols, Nativity; Trinity
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 53-53v
First Lines:
Welcome be thys blissed feest
Off iesu christ in trinite…
Last Lines:
…to mak vs wisse in wark & word
to praysse & pleasse þe trinite
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 83-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 28; 1977, 23.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5205. Christmas Carolles, [W. Middleton?, 1547?] , p. 28
First Lines:
Welcome be thys blissed feest
Off iesu christ in trinite…
Last Lines:
…to mak vs wisse in wark & word
to praysse & pleasse þe trinite
Note: Burden and stanzas 1-3, 5.
Editions:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 46-7.