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Christ give us grace to love well Holy Church
Love Holy Church and its Priests — two 12-line stanzas, ababcdcdcdcd, followed by five 8-line stanzas, abababab
Subjects: Holy Church
Versification: — twelve-line, eight-line — ababcdcdcdcd, abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 411rc-411va
First Lines:
Crist ȝiue vs grace to loue wel holi chirch
Or elles certes we don riht nouht…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu bring vs and socoure
Out of þis world whon we schal go
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 721-3.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 189-91.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 132vc
First Lines:
Crist ȝeue vs grace to loue wel holichirch
Or elles certes we don riht nouht…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu bryng vs and socoure
Out of þis world whon we schal go
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.