A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
  Love me broughte
Middle English lyrics Modern English translation

Love me broughte
and love me wroughte,
man, to be thy fere
love me fedde
and love me ledde
and love me lette here.

Love me slou
and love me drou
And love me layde on bere.
Love is my pes,
for love I ches,
Man to buyen dere.

Ne dred thee nought,
I have thee sought
bothen day and night,
to haven thee;
well is me,
I have thee wonnen in fight.

Love brought me
and love made me
to be your companion, mankind
Love fed me
and love led me
and love left me here

Love slew me
and love drew / dragged me
and love laid me on the bier
Love is my peace,
and for love I chose,
to redeem / purchase / buy mankind at great cost.

So you should dread nothing,
for I have sought you
both day and night,
to have you;
I have done well,
for I have won you in battle.

Sing to Coventry Carol

Em B7 Em D Em B7 / Em B7 Em Am B7 Em
Em D Em D Em Am6 Am B7 / Em B7 Em Am B7 E

Am E7 Am G Am E7 / Am E7 Am Dm E7 Am
Am G Am G Am Dm6 Dm E7 / Am E7 Am Dm E7 A

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