The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Paris Psalter: Psalm 51


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


fore ænigre      egesan næfde,
ne him fultum þær      fæstne gelyfde;
ac he on his welan spede      wræste getruwode,
and on idel gylp      ealra geornost.

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Ic þonne swa elebeam      up weaxende
on godes huse      ece gewene,
and on milde mod      mines drihtnes,
and me þæt to worulde      wat to helpe.
Ic þe andette      awa to feore

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on þære worulde      ðe þu geworhtest her;
forþan þu eart se gooda,      gleaw on gesyhðe,
þe þinne held curan,      þara haligra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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