The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Caedmon's Hymn: Northumbrian Version


Verse Early Anglian


Nu scylun hergan      hefaenricaes uard,
metudæs maecti      end his modgidanc,
uerc uuldurfadur,      sue he uundra gihuaes,
eci dryctin,      or astelidæ.

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He aerist scop      aelda barnum
heben til hrofe,      haleg scepen;
tha middungeard      moncynnæs uard,
eci dryctin,      æfter tiadæ
firum foldu,      frea allmectig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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