The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Paris Psalter: Psalm 107
Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ys min heorte gearu,      halig drihten,
gearu is min heorte,      þæt ic gode cweme,
sealmas singe      soþum drihtne.
Aris nu, wuldur min,      þæt ic wynlice

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on psalterio      þe singan mote,
and ic ðe on hleoðre      hearpan swylce
on ærmergen      eac gecweme.
Ic þe andette,      ece drihten,
on folca gehwam      fægrum wordum,

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and ic þe on ðeodum      on þanc mote
sealmas singan      swyþe geneahhe.
Is þin mildheort mod      mycel oð heofenas
ahafen healice      ofer hæleða bearn;
ys þin soðfæstnes      seted oþ wolcen.

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Ahafen þu eart ofer heofenas,      halig drihten;
is wuldur ðin      wide swylce
ofer þas eorðan      ealle mære,
and þine þa gecorenan wesan      clæne and alysde.
Do me þin swyðre hand      swylce halne

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and me gehyre,      hælynd drihten,
þe on halgum spreceð      her on eorðan:
"And ic blissige,      bu gedæle,
þa selegesceotu,      þa on Sycimam nu
and on Metibor      mære standað.

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Min is Galaad,      gearwe Mannases,
is Effrem his      agen broður
efne heah strengðu      heafdes mines.
Ic me to cyninge      cenne Iudas,
syndan me Moabitingas      magas swylce;

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ic Idumea      ealle cenne
and min gescy þyder      sendan þence;
syndan me fremde cynn      fæste underþeoded."
Hwylc gelædeð me      on lifes byrig
fæste getrymede,      þæt ic forð þanon

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on Idumea wese      eft gelæded?
Hwæt, þu eart se sylfa god,      þe us synnige iu
adrife fram dome;      ne do þu æfre swa,
þæt þu of urum mægene      mod acyrre.
Syle us on earfoðum      æþelne fultum;

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forþon hælu byð      her on eorðan
manna gehwylces      mægene idel.
Us sceal mægenes gemet      mihtig drihten
soðfæst syllan,      and he sona mæg
ure feond gedon      fracuþe to nawihte.


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