The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Paris Psalter: Psalm 112
Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Herigean nu cnihtas      hælynd drihten,
and naman dryhtnes      neode herigan.
Wese nama dryhtnes      neode gebletsad
of ðyssan forð      awa to worulde.

5

Fram upgange      æryst sunnan
oðþæt heo wende      on westrodur
ge sculon dryhtnes naman      dædum herigean.
He is ofer ealle      ingeþeode
se heahsta      hæleða cynnes,

10

is ofer heofenas eac      ahafen his wuldur.
Hwylc ys anlic      urum dryhtne,
þam halgan gode,      þe on heofonrice
eadig eardað,      ofer ealle gesyhð,
þa eadmedu      æghwær begangæð

15

on eorðwege,      up on heofenum?
He of eorðan mæg      þone unagan
weccan to willan,      and of woruftorde
þone þearfendan      þriste areccan,
And hine on ealdordom      upp asettan

20

his folces fruman      on fæger lif.
Se þe eard seteð      unwæstmbærre
on modor hus      manigra bearna;
hio ofer hire suna      symblað and blissað.

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