The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Paris Psalter: Psalm 132


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Efne hu glædlic bið      and god swylce,
þætte broður on an      begen hicgen,
þær hig ænne sculan      eard weardian.
Swa unguentum mæg      æðele wyrtcynn

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heafde healdan      hrore stence,
mid þy Aaron his beard      oftast smyrede.
Seo niðer astah      on his reafæs fnæd
swa æþele deaw      on Hermone,
se ofer Sionbeorge      sneome astigeð.

10

Forþon her bebead      halig drihten
lifes bletsunga      lange to feore
of þisson nu      awa to worulde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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