The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
IMEV 248
Almighty God in Trinity
Robert of Brunne, ‘Medytacyuns of þe Soper of our Lord Ihesu’ — 1142 lines in couplets
Note: For other MSS see 1059; and for a prose version see Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 789 (SC 2643), ff. 1-51v.
Author(s): Robert of Brunne
Title(s): ‘Medytacyuns of þe Soper of our Lord Ihesu’
Subjects: Eucharist, meditations on
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 415 (SC 2313), ff. 80-87
First Lines:
Almyghty god in trinite
Now & euer wyþ vs be…
Last Lines:
…To þat pes perelles we preie þou vs bringge
That liuest & reinest wiþ outen endingge
Attributed Author: Bonauenture Cardynall (f. 80)
Attributed Title: Here bygynnen medytacyuns of þe soper of our lord Ihesus and also of hys passyun and eke of þe peynes of his swete moder mayden Marye þe whyche made yn latyn Bonauenture Cardynall (f. 80)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.19 (305), ff. 152v-162
First Lines:
Almyȝti god in trinite
now & euere wiþ vs be
ffor þi loues passioun
al þis congregacioun…
Last Lines:
…To þat pees pereles we preie þou vs bringe
Þat lyueþ and regneþ wiþouten endyng
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 36983 [olim Bedford Public Library], ff. 118va-127rb
First Lines:
Almyghty God in trenite
Now & euer with us be…
Last Lines:
…Þat satt in derknes of deþ & disese
Þu liste hem & lede hem in þe way of pace
Note: Missing final couplet.
Attributed Author: compiled of bon aventure a gode clerk & a cardinall of Rome (f. 118rb)
Attributed Title: Here begynneth þe meditation of þe pascion of crist & of þe lamentation of oure lady Saint Mary þat sche made for her son when sche se hym torment among þe Iewis (f. 118rb)
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 1701, ff. 84ra-91vb
First Lines:
Alle myȝty god yn trynyte
Now & euer wyþ vs be…
Last Lines:
…To þat pes pereles we prey þou vs bryng
Þat leuyst and reynest with oute endyng
Note: The text starts on the lower half of the page, spanning both columns.
Attributed Author: Bonauenture Cardynall (f. 1)
Attributed Title: Here bygynneþ medytacyuns of þe soper of oure lorde Ihesu And also of hys passyun and eke of þe peynes of hys swete modyr mayden marye þe whyche made yn latyn Bonauenture Cardynall (rubricated RT, f. 1)
5.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 559, ff. 89v-120; 133-134
First Lines:
Almyȝgti god in trintie
nowh & euer with thou be…
Last Lines:
…to that peace thou vs bringe
that lyuyth and regnith with outin endynge. Amen
Note: Written as prose. Fol. 120 is very worn.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth the passion of oure lord Ihesu criste (f. 89, foot of page, in rubric); Here endith cristes passion… (f. 120, rubric)
6.Source: Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library 420312 [olim Clopton], f. 84v