A fragment,? of a Coronation.,
GOD [the Son]
¶Hail, fulgent Phebus and Father eternal,
Perfect plasmator and God omnipotent,
By whose will and power perpetual
All things have influence and being verament.
To thee I give loving and laud right excellent,
And to the Spirit also, lord of all grace,
As by thy word and work omnipotent
Am I thy son and equal in that case.
O sapor suavitatis, O succour and solace,
O life eternal and lover of chastity,
Whom ANGELs above and the earth in his great
And all things created love in majesty.
Remember, Father, in thy solemnity,
The wounds of thy Son, whom by thy providence
You made descend from thine equality
Into the womb of Mary, by meek obedience.
Of a virgin inviolate, for man's iniquity
Who for his sin stood mickle from thy grace,
By whole assent of thy solemnity
Thou made me incarnate and truly man I was.
Wherefore to speed me here in this same space
Hear thou me, Father, heartily I thee pray;
As for my mother truly in this case
Thou hear thy Son, and hark what I shall say.
For to myself it seems right great offence
My mother's womb in earth should putrify,
Since her flesh and mine were both one in
I had no other but of her truly;
She is my mother to whom legem adimplevi,