The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 284
Brother abide I thee desire and pray / Abide abide…
The Complaint of Christ to Man ‘his Brother Natural’ —
twenty-eight stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): The Complaint of Christ to Man ‘his Brother Natural’
Subjects: Christ, complaint, to man; complaints
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 6 [olim Helmingham Hall LJ. I. 10]
, ff. 117-119v
Brother a byde I the desire and pray
A byde a byde and here thy
…by side all this rewardede shalt thou be
In the blysse of
hevyn where ther ys no pouerte
Note: Added by sixteenth-century hand.
Attributed Title: Here begynnyth a lamentable complaint of our saviour cry[st] kyng eternall
to sinfull mane his brother naturall
Brown, Carleton Fairchild,
Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 169-75.