The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4627
IMEV 2926
NIMEV 2926
Saint John in our gospel says us
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Easter in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 2558.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 123v-125
First Lines:
In oure gospell saynte Johan saise vs
þat till his dissiples saide iesus…
Last Lines:
…þat he of vs haue no maistrie
And bringe vs to þi Ioye in hye . Amen .
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 190va-190vc
First Lines:
Seint Ion in vr gospel seiþ vs
Þat to his disciples seide Ihesus…
Last Lines:
…Sey alle Amen wilfully
And schild vs alle from his baily AMEN
Attributed Title: Vado ad eum qui me misit (f. 190va)
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.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. b.17 [olim Robartes], no. 152 (two leaves), f. 2
First Lines:
…[ ] or lull gar Sala[ ]
fount [ ]luef [ ]…
Last Lines:
…[ ] when we degh make no worthy
To come to blys thurgh þi mercy
Note: Corresponds to Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), fols. 124v-125v; imperfect at beginning because just fragment, 10 x 2; worn and dirty, with loss of text.
Nevanlinna, S. “A Note on the Robartes MS of the Northern Homily Collection.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 67 (1966): 58-66.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 198-201
First Lines:
IN oure godspelle Seynt Ione telles vs
Þat til his disciples saide ihesus…
Last Lines:
…And when we dye make vs worthy
To come to blisse thorewe þi mercy
Attributed Title: Dominica iija post octava pasche secundum Iohannem (p. 198)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 127-128v
First Lines:
SEynt Iohn in oure Gospel seyth vs
þat to his disciplis seyde ihesus…
Last Lines:
…And þat it may so to vs be
sey we Amen pur Charite
Attributed Title: Secumdum Iohannem Vado ad eum qui me misit & nemo ex vobis interogat et c (f. 127)
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 82v-84
First Lines:
Saynt iohn in oure gospell saise vs
þat to his disciples sayd ihesus…
Last Lines:
…Crauand crauand ouercommen am I
Graunt it swa be for þi mercy
Attributed Title: þis es þe gospell of þe ferthe sononday efter paske day… (f. 82v)
7.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 38va
8.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], f. 105
9.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 90v-91v
First Lines:
Saynt Iohn in oure gospell says vs
Þat to hys dysciplis sayde Ihesus…
Last Lines:
…& halde hym done & ger hym cry
Crandon[?] cryand ouer comen and I
Attributed Title: Dominica tercia post octavas pasche Secundum Iohannem (f. 90v)