The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5425
IMEV 3443
NIMEV 3443
The number of Jesu Christs wounds
The number of the Wounds of Christ and the number of the Drops of Blood from these Wounds — nine lines
Subjects: Christ, wounds of; devotional verse; illustrations, verse accompanying; Christ, wounds of; crucifixion
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 1 (SC 21575), ff. 70v-71
First Lines:
The numbre of the droppes of blode
that Ihesu Criste shed for manhode …
Last Lines:
…ffyue thousande also grete and small
Here is the nombre of them all
Note: Six lines only and omits mention of Wounds; written as prose.
Attributed Title: Thus endeth the prayers of the passion of oure lorde (at the end)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. misc. c.66 [olim Capesthorne], f. 129v
Fyve thowsande & iiii hundreth
iii score & fiftene ffull grithe
were goddis woundis to safe vs wyth
Note: Written above heart illustrating the wounds Christ received on the cross; 3 lines monorhyming.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 407 (SC 10234), f. 10v
First Lines:
The novmbre of thes dropes all
I wyll reherse in generall …
Last Lines:
…Vc also gret & small
Here is the nombre of hem alle
Note: Six lines only and omits mention of Wounds.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), f. 278va
First Lines:
The nombre of these dropys all
ffyue hundred thousand for to tell
And seuen & fourty thousand well…
Last Lines:
…ffyue hundred also gret & small
Here ys þe nombre of hem all
Note: Follows immediately 2419; six lines only and omits mention of Wounds.
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37049, f. 24
The nowmer of Jhesu Cristes wowndes
Ar fyve thowsande foure hondreth sexty and fyfteene
The whilk in his body war felt and sene
Note: Three lines only.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 318.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 401; 1977, 409 (3 lines only).
Doty, Brant Lee, ed. “An Edition of British Museum MS Additional 37049: a Religious Miscellany.” Diss. Michigan State, 1969: 156.
6.Source: London, Wellcome Historical Medical Library 632 [olim Pullen], a roll