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Why ne serve we Christ and seek his saught
Exhortation to serve Christ — seventy-eight lines in nine stanzas of varying length, carrying the same rhymes throughout
Subjects: advice, spiritual
Versification: — irregular — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, ff. 185v-187
First Lines:
Hwi ne serue we crist and secheþ his sauht
seoþþe vs wel at þe font fulluht by tauht…
Last Lines:
…Þureh þe riche blode þe roche to chon
Louerd haue mercy of vs euervychon
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 90-2.