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Behold thou man with ruthful heart
Learn Love from Christ’s Sufferings — eight lines
Subjects: Christ, love to sinners



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 134
Transcription:
Biholt þu man wiþ Routhful herte
þe sharpe scourge wiþ knottes smerte
Mi blodi bak wiþ hit his beten
Leorne mon þi lust to leten
ffor wiþ þis sper þat is so gril
Min herte was stongen so was my uel
ffor sone of þe þat was so dere
Wel auȝtest þou of loue to lere
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 226; rev. ed. 254.
Comper, Frances M. M. Spiritual Songs from English Manuscripts of Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries. London and NY: Macmillan, 1936: 130.