The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Paris Psalter: Psalm 122


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


To þe ic mine eagan hof,      ece drihten,
þu þe heofonhamas      healdest and wealdest.
Efne mine eagan synt      ealra gelicast
þonne esne bið,      þonne ondrysnum

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his hlaforde      hereð and cwemeð.
And swa eagan gað      earmre þeowenan,
þonne heo on hire hlæfdigean      handa locað,
swa us synt eagan to ðe,      ece drihten,
urum þam godan gode;      geare lociað,

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oþþæt us miltsige      mihta wealdend.
Miltsa us nu ða,      mihtig drihten,
miltsa us swylce,      forþon we manegum synt
forhogednessum      hearde gefylde.
And we manegum synd      manna wordum

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ure sawl      swiðe gefylled
mid edwite,      oft and geneahhe,
and us oferhydige forseoð      oft and gelome.

 

 

 

 

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