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God in Thy name make me safe and sound
Deus in Nomine Tuo saluum me Fac’, by Lydgate — nine 8-line stanzas with slightly varying refrain
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Deus in Nomine Tuo saluum me Fac
Subjects: prayers, to God
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), ff. 69v-70v
First Lines:
GOd in þy name make me sauf and sovnde
And in þy vertue me deme and iustefye
And as my leeche serche vn to þe grounde
That in my soule is seke þou rectefye…
Last Lines:
…With oyle of mercye to meschef medcynable
þowe heele myne hert whyle I haue lyves space
Note: Eight stanzas (stanza seven is missing).
Attributed Author: …translated owte of latyne in to englisshe by Lydegate daun Johan (f. 69)
Attributed Title: Nowe foloweþe þe salme of deus in nomine tuo translated owte of latyne in to englisshe by Lydegate daun Johan (f. 69)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), ff. 134v
First Lines:
…ffor why goode lord thou haste me saved & kepte
ffrom euery tempest and alle tribulacoun
By thy proteccoun whether that I waked or slepte
ffrom wykked thoutes and gostly temptacoun…
Last Lines:
…Beholdyng them with any gostly Entenscioun
That I might Amend whyles I haue tyme and space…
Note: One stanza only.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, ff. 64v-65
First Lines:
God in thy name make me safe and sounde
And in thi vertu me deme & Iustifie…
Last Lines:
…Wyth oyle of mercy to mescheue medcynable
Hele all hirt of synne with tyme and space
Note: ‘Explicit’ by scribe after last line, f. 65.
Attributed Title: Deus in nomine tuo saluum me fac (by scribe in upper margin, f. 64v); Another poeme Deus in nomine tuo saluum me fac (f. 1, sixteenth-century list of contents)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 10-12.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 72-4.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 116, ff. 127-128
First Lines:
Gode in thy name thou make me safe and sounde
And in thy vertue me deme and Iustyfye…
Last Lines:
…Wyth oyle of mercy to myschyfe medysynable
Hele all my harte of synne with tyme and space
Note: Nine 8-line stanzas rhyming ababbcbc, each with a single Latin line above it, beginning, ‘Deus in nomine tuo saluum me fac in virtute tua &c’.
5.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, f. 146v