The Works of William Herebert, OFM

Poem 4: Popule meus, quid feci tibi?; Fol. 206r

My volk, what habbe y do þe?
Oþer in what þyng toened þe?
Gyn nouþe a[n]d onswere þou me.
Vor vrom Egypte ich ladde þe,
Þou me ledest to rode trœ?
My volk what habbe y do þe? etc.
Þorou wyldernesse ich ladde þe,
And uourty ȝer bihedde þe,
And aungeles bred ich ȝaf to þe,
And into reste ich brouhte þe.
My volk what habbe y do þe? etc.
What móre shulde ich háuen ydon
Þat þou ne hauest nouth underuon?
My volk what habbe y do þe?
Ich þe vedde and shrudde þe,
And þou wyth eysyl drinkst to me?
And wyth spere styngest me?
My volk what etc.
Ich Egypte bœth uor þe
And hœre tem yshlou uor þe.
My volk what habbe y do þe?
Ich delede þe see uor þe,
And dreynte Pharaon uor þe,
A[n]d þou to princes sullest me?
My volk what habbe y do þe? etc.
In bem of cloude ich ladde þe,
And to Pylat þou ledest me?
My volk what habbe y do þe? etc.
Wyth aungeles mete ich uedde þe,
And þou bufetest and scourgest me?
My uolk what etc.
Of þe ston ich dronk to þe,
And þou wyth galle drincst to me?
My volk what etc.
Kynges of Chanaan ich uor þe bœt,
And þou betest myn heued wyth rœd?
My volk what etc.
Ich ȝaf þe croune of kynedom,
And þou me ȝyfst a croune of þorn?
My volk what etc.
Ich muchel worshype dœde to þe,
And þou me hongest on rode trœ?
My volk what etc.