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Both young and old whether ye be
‘Se what oure Lord Suffride for oure Sake’ — ten 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘Se what oure Lord Suffride for oure Sake’
Subjects: Christ, sufferings
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853, pp. 117-120
First Lines:
Bothe ȝonge & oolde wheþir ȝe be
in cristis name good cheer ȝe make
and liftiþ up ȝoure hertes & se
What oure lord suffride for oure sake…
Last Lines:
…For who þat suffriþ heere dispite
& meekely abidiþ in þat bataile
it wole turne hem to greet profit
& eendlees ioie for her trauaile
If ony man do to us a mys
Or wole in ony wise to us offende
for þe loue of ihesu haue mynde on þis
& lete mekenes þi mood ameende
wiþ ihesu crist as oon of his
& suffre meekeli what god wole sende
þanne schal we be with him in blis
þat euere schal laste wiþoute eende AMEN
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 32-4.