The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Paris Psalter: Psalm 92
Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Drihten hine gegyrede      gode strengðe,
and hine þa mid micle      mægene begyrde.
Drihten rixað,      dema usser,
and hine mid weorðlice      wlite gegyrede.

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And þa ymbhwyrft      eorþan getrymede,
swa folde stod      fæste syþþan.
Gearu is þin setl,      and þu, ece god,
ær worulde fruman,      wunast butan ende.
Hofan heora stefne      streamas, drihten,

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hofan and hlynsadan      hludan reorde
fram wæterstefnum      widra manigra.
Wræclice syndon      wægea gangas,
þonne sæstreamas      swiðust flowað;
swa is wundorlic      wealdend usser

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halig drihten      on heanessum.
þin gewitnes is      weorcum geleafsum,
and mid soðe is      swiðe getreowed.
Huse þinum      halig gedafenað,
drihten usser,      and dagas lange.

 

 

 

 

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