The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Caedmon's Hymn: West Saxon Version


Verse Early Saxon


Nu sculon herigean      heofonrices weard,
meotodes meahte      and his modgeþanc,
weorc wuldorfæder,      swa he wundra gehwæs,
ece drihten,      or onstealde.

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He ærest sceop      eorðan bearnum
heofon to hrofe,      halig scyppend;
þa middangeard      moncynnes weard,
ece drihten,      æfter teode
firum foldan,      frea ælmihtig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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