The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
When nothing was but God alone
On the Power of God’s Word — nine 3-line stanzas (aaa) and burden:
‘Why why what ys this why / Hit ys non nodyre sekurely / But werttus wereby
The first three lines, and first and third lines of burden, duplicate 6385
Subjects: carols, of religious counsel
1.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Brogyntyn ii.1 [olim Porkington 10]
, ff. 200-200v
Whane noþing whas but God alone
The Fadyre the Holly Gost and
Whon ys iii and iii us Whon…
…God hymselfe byddyt vs by his senttens
To lovfe owre reson and
And to his wordys yef wholl credens
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon,
1977: 229-30; 1977, 204.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild,
Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 187-8.