The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Fragments of Psalms: Psalm 34


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Iudica, domine, nocentes me; expugna inpugnantes me.
Dem, drihten, nu         þa me deredon ær,
afeoht swylce         þa me fuhtan to.
Adprehende arma et scutum, et exsurge in adiutorium michi.
Gegrip gar and scyld,         and me georne gestand
on fultume         wið feonda gryre.

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Effunde frameam et conclude aduersus eos qui me persecuntur; dic anime mææ, Salus tua ego sum.
Heald me herewæpnum         wið unholdum
and wige beluc         wraðum feondum
þe min ehtend         ealle syndon;
sæge þonne syððan         sawle minre
þæt ðu hire on hæle         hold gestode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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