The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Lord's Prayer I


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


...g fæder,      þu þe on heofonum eardast,
geweorðad wuldres dreame.      Sy þinum weorcum halgad
noma niþþa bearnum;      þu eart nergend wera.
Cyme þin rice wide,      ond þin rædfæst willa

5

aræred under rodores hrofe,      eac þon on rumre foldan.
Syle us to dæge      domfæstne blæd,
hlaf userne,      helpend wera,
þone singalan,      soðfæst meotod.
Ne læt usic costunga      cnyssan to swiðe,

10

ac þu us freodom gief,      folca waldend,
from yfla gehwam,      a to widan feore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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