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Welund him be wurman   wræces cunnade
Anhydig eorl   earfoþa dreag,
Hæfde him to gesiþþe   sorge and longaþ,
Wintercealde wræce;   wean oft onfond
Siþþan hine Niðhad on   nede legde,
Swoncre seonobende   on syllan monn.
Þæs ofereorde,   þisses swa mæg.
Beadohilde ne wæs   hyre broþra deaþ,
On sefan swa sar   swa hyre sylfre þing.
Þæt heo gearolice   ongieten haefde
Þæt heo eacen wæs;   æfre ne meahte
Þriste geþencan   ha ymb þæt sceolde.
Þæs ofereorde,   þisses swa mæg.
We þæt Mæðhilde   mone gefrugnon
Wurdon grundlease   Geates frige,
Þæt hi seo sorglufu   slæp ealle binom.
Þæs ofereorde,   þisses swa mæg.
Ðeodric ahte   þritig wintra
Mæringa burg;   þæt wæs monegum cuþ.
Þæs ofereorde, þisses swa mæg.
We geascodan Eormanrices
Wylfenne geþoht;   ahte wide folc
Gotena rices.   Þæt wæs grim cyning.
Sæt secg monig   sorgum gebunden,
Wean on wenan,   wyscte geneahhe
Þæt þæs cynerices   ofercumen wære.
Þæs ofereorde,   þisses swa mæg.
Siteð sorgcearig,   sælum bidæled,
On sefan sweorceð,   sylfum þinceð
Þæt sy endeleas   earfoða dæl.
Maeg þonne geþencan, þæt geond þas woruld
Witig Dryhten   wendeþ geneahhe,
Eorle monegum   are gesceawað
Wislicne blæd   sumum weana dæl
Þæt ic bi min sylfum   secgan wille,
Þæt ic hwile wæs   Heodeninga scop,
Dryhtne dyre.   Me wæs Deor noma.
Ahte ic fela wintra   folgað tilne,
Holdne hlaford,oþ þæt Heorrenda nu,
Leoðcræftig monn,   londryht geþah
Þæt me eorla hleo   aer gesealde.
Þæs ofereorde,   þisses swa mæg.

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