Folio 69v

Devotions to the cross and passion of Jesus Christ, continued.

Prayer, Deus qui manus, continued.



The author recounts how, for us sinners, God set himself bodily upon the cross, allowed a crown of thorns to be placed contemptuously upon his head, suffered five wounds as he hung upon its frame, and redeemed us with his blood. He asks that we may have the gifts, this day and every day, of repentance, abstinence, humility, chastity and love, vision, understanding, knowledge and perseverance until the end of our life.


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ris peccatoribus in ligno crucis posuisti et coronam spi\narum in despectu tui sacratissimi gloriosi corporis super\ caput tuum impositum sustinuisti. Et quinque\ vulnera tua pro nobis peccatoribus in crucis patibu\lo passus fuisti. Et nos de sacro sanguine tuo\ redemisti. Da nobis hodie et cotidie quesumus domine\ usum penitencie abstinencie humilitatis cast\tatis et caritatis lumen sensum visum et intellec\tum et veram scienciam et veram perseveranciam usque\ in finem vite nostre. Per te Ihesu Christe rex glorie salvator\ mundi. Qui cum patre et spiritu sancto.

Introduction to the prayer, Domine Ihesu Christe qui septem.



The prayer of the Venerable Bede, priest, concerning the seven words which Christ spoke when hanging on the cross. Whoever says it daily, on his knees, cannot be harmed by either the devil or evil men, and will not die unconfessed. For thirty days before his death he will see the Virgin Mary, ready to come to his aid. This prayer should be said with great devotion.


Oracio\ venerabilis Bede presbiteri de septem verbis Christi in cruce pendentis\ quam oracionem quicumque eam cotidie devote dixerit\ flexis genibus nec diabolus nec malus homo ei\ nocere poterit nec in fine morietur inconfessus. Et\ per triginta dies ante obitum suum videbit glorio\sam virginem Mariam in auxilium sibi prepara\tam. Ista oracio bona et devota dicenda est de\ sancta cruce cum magna devotione sicut in sequen\ti folio pluribus bene patebit [in folio sequenti]\ Scilicet.

Oracio.\



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