The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2062
IMEV 1244
NIMEV 1244
Honoured be Thou blissful Lord above
Thomas Hoccleve, ‘The Song of Graces of All Saints’, in the English translation of the Pèlerinage de l’âme — four stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Title(s): ‘The Song of Graces of All Saints’; Pèlerinage de l’âme
Subjects: songs
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 770 (SC 2552), ff. 95vb-96ra
First Lines:
HEryed be þou blisful lord aboue
þat vouched saue þis iourne for to take…
Last Lines:
…Had al refourmed lat vs syng & seyne
Honoured be þou Ihesu souereyne
2.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237, ff. 130v-131
First Lines:
Heryed be þowe blessyd lorde a bove
That vowchid sawfe þis Iourney for to take…
Last Lines:
…Hadde all resownyd lette vs synge & seyn
Honowred be þowe Ihesu souereyne
3.Source: Oxford, University College 181, f. 145v
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 124/61, pp. 243-244
First Lines:
honowred be þu blysful lord above
þat vowched saaf þis iorne for to take…
Last Lines:
…had reformed let vs synge & seyn
honowred be þow Jhesu souereyne
Attributed Title: song of graces of alle holy seyntes vpon aster day (p. 243)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.7, f. 121v
First Lines:
Honourid be þou blysful lord abo[ue]
That vouchid saf þis Journy for to take…
Last Lines:
…This may wel be clepid þe frut of he[ ]
The frut of deth was wher of [ ]assayed…
Note: Missing letters transfer from facing page covers; lacks last 5 lines of final stanza.
Attributed Title: her endith þe drem of þe pilgrimage of þe soule (f. 124v)
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34193, ff. 94-94v
First Lines:
Heriede be þou lorde aboue
þou vouchede saue þis iorneye for to take…
Last Lines:
…hade alle reformed lette hus singe and seyne
honourede be þou ihesu souereyne
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 76v
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 422-4.
8.Source: London, British Library Egerton 615, f. 101
First Lines:
HOnured be thu blisfull lord a bove
That vowchidsaffe this iourny to take…
Last Lines:
…Hadde reformed therefore lat vs seyne
Honured be thu Ihu souereyne
Note: Before last word of penultimate line, ‘synge,’ is written and then crossed through.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Hoccleve’s Works: The Regement of Princes and fourteen minor poems.” EETS e.s. 72 (1897); repr. 1988: 1.
9.Source: Hatfield House, Marquess of Salisbury C.P. 270, unfoliated
10.Source: New York, New York Public Library Spencer 19 [olim Petworth 2], ff. 129-129v
First Lines:
Honoured be thow blesful lord aboue
Þat fowchedest sauf this iourney for to take…
Last Lines:
…hadde refourmed ther fore let vs synge and seyne
honoured be thow Ihesu souereyne
Attributed Title: The song of graces of alle holy seintes vpon ester day (f. 129)
11.Source: Melbourne, State Library of Victoria *096/G94, f. 206v

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 6473. Guillaume de Deguileville, Pylgremage of the Sowle, Caxton, 1483