The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
From the time that we were bore
‘God send us Pacience in oure Old Age’ — eight 12-line
Title(s): ‘God send us Pacience in oure Old Age’
Subjects: old age
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853
, pp. 113-117
From þe tyme þat we were born
passiþ from day to day
And age encresiþ moore & moore
doiþ it now þe sothe to say…
…Lord ȝeue us grace to þinke on þis
bouȝt us alle upon a tree
& þat we may in charite weel passe
ouer þis passage
& to þe blis þat euer schal
Whanne we ben passid ouer oolde age
Note: Written as prose.
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems.
o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 79-82.
Wülker, Richard Paul,
2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 2.10-12.