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When Jesu Christ baptized was
An Epiphany carol — four quatrains (aaab) including refrain, ‘Hic est filius meus dilectus ipsum audite,’ plus burden (bb): ‘Ihesus autem hodie / Egressus est de virgine
Subjects: carols, Epiphany
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, pp. 3753-376
First Lines:
When Ihesu Crist baptised was
Þe Holy Gost dessendid by grace…
Last Lines:
…At owr last end we pray þe say than
Hic est filius meus dilectus ipsum audite
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 196.
Flügel, Ewald. “Englische Weihnachtslieder aus einter Handschrift des Balliol College zu Oxford.” Forschungen zur deutschen Philologie. Festgabe für Rudolf Hildebrands. Leipzig: Deit, 1894: 52-84: 55.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 4.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 40v-41
First Lines:
When jhesus criste baptyȝed was
The holy gost descended with grace…
Last Lines:
…Atte oure last ende we pray the say than
Hic est filius meus [ipsum audite]
Note: Music by John Trouluffe and Richard Smert.
Attributed Author: Hyt ys gode to be gracius sayde john trouluffe (f. 40v), Well Fare thyn herte sayde smerte (f. 41)
Attributed Title: Epiphanie (ff. 40v, 41)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 274-5.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 90; 1977, 79-80.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 97.