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A Jesu so fair and free / Sweetest of all thing
A hymn of love to Jesus, vaguely based on the preceding Latin, O amor vehemens, Iesu dulcissime… — one 8-line stanza
Subjects: Christ; love, toward Jesus
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 125va
First Lines:
A iesu so fair an fre
Suettest of alle þinge…
Last Lines:
…Bliþe may þat herte be
Þat hat of þe meni[n]gge
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: 54.