The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Paris Psalter: Psalm 69


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Wes, drihten god,      deore fultum;
beheald, drihten, me,      and me hraðe syþþan
gefultuma      æt feorhþearfe.
þonne beoð gescende      and scame dreogað,

5

þa þe mine fynd      fæcne wæron
and mine sawle      sohton mid niðe.
Hi on hinderlincg      hweorfað and cyrrað;
ealle hiora scamien,      þe me yfel hogedon.
And heora æfstu eac      ealle sceamien,

10

þe me word cwædon:      "Weg la, weg la!"
Habban þa mid wynne      weorðe blisse,
þa þe secean      symble drihten,
and symble cweðen:      "Sy þin miht, drihten!"
and þine hælu      holde lufigean.

15

Ic eom wædla      and worldþearfa;
gefultuma me, god,      frea ælmihtig.
þu me fultum eart      fæste, drihten,
eart alysend min;      ne lata þu awiht.

 

 


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