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Wenne Hic soe on rode idon
Cambridge, St John's College, MS 15, f. 72r


Wenne Hic soe on rode idon
Iesus mi leman,
And bi him stonde
Maria and Iohan,


When I see put on the cross
Jesus my lover,
And standing by him
Mary and John, 

His herte duepe istunge,
His bodi [with] scurge issuenge
For the sunne of man,
Hithe Hi mai wepen
And selte teres leten
His heart pierced deeply,
His body beaten with a scourge
For the sin of man,
I may easily weep
And shed salt tears
10   Ief Hic of luue chan.


If I know what it is to love.

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