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A Jesu Thou shed Thy blood / For dred of thine thou wist sold be
Hours of the Cross — eighteen 8-line stanzas
Subjects: Cross, hours of
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Chicago, IL, Newberry Library 31 [formerly Ry8; D26986], ff. 112v-115v
First Lines:
A Ihesu yow sched þi blode
Ffor dred of pyn þu wyst sold be
Of þi body þat is so gode
Mihty merciful ande fre…
Last Lines:
…Ande thynk þou bowght us on þe tre
Swet ihesu þou swete þi blode
Note: Ends with rubric ‘Amen’ (f. 115v).
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Two Fourteenth-Century Mystical Poems.” Modern Language Review 35 (1940): 320-9: 323-5.