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Taprabane - mmiv Edit

(Rupert Barnes)

Ofer Indeum liegþ þu, beorht ieg
Taprabane, ealdfæder swefn
Nu ne blawað þa garsecg æþm swete on strande.
Þæt Micel Yð, sweart on sæ, com scriþan geond garsecg
Hæwe Indisc garsecg, be Godes handa geswungen,
Æt feorrum Sumatra-ieg.
Eorþ styrde.
Sund aros
Yð ætberst in brima Windleas wylm
Swift geond seglrada, grim on garsecge.
Landesduru ne holdeð hit,
Fram brimubedde fleogað finger
Þa þusenda aswefede in anum firendæde.

Wyrtgemang ieg,
Þa in geardagum wæs an engla rice,
Anhoga nu; seo woruldrice ebbieð,
Nu Hæðenmannaiegland is Taprabane, ciricebærna,
Þa sind Godes sanctas in grimre bende
Noðylæs þin flodgyrd ne hold Godes lufe fram þe.
Ne lufeð we þe giet, swa swa Crist lærede us?
Þis dæg standað we eall in ege Godes miht and modgeðance.

Woruldeswæg - mmviEdit

(Rupert Barnes, but with corrections and improvements by Anthony Appleyard)

Her Engle ond oðre, endleofon menn,
fotcræftigan and feohweligan
ofer sæwe flugon sohton plegfeld,
for gomene georne, to Germanie.
In þæm Þeodiscan lande geþrang wæs micel.
Þa fruman in worulde in fotþoðore
goldsecende gadredon be felde
To Carlesreste cwom Engla healf,
ond Berlinburg under beorhtan sunnan,
wæs in ordes eagan, þider eodon menn.
Þær wæs woruldeswæg ond gumena gewuna.
Hwæs sincgeafa Gesomnung wæs
se Dyfenaling deorra mæðma
Idelgeornes wín, ealdhrifhryre,
folcmihtes feond, for felum nu wearþ.
In gomengielde æt þære gaderunge,
ne wat hie nan geantalu. In Englalande
man weaxede wod þonne word wearþ gehiered.
Cnyttede cumbol man to crætwægnum
hwit and omhiwodan ond hweoleslas.
Blodrod Cristes geboren wæs on him,
For Sancte Georgie, swa hwa swa he wæs,
And in æghwylcum ealhuse menn
Frettað ond feohtað ond forligað
gedruncene wurdon under deorre rode
swa þæm þæron Crist aswealt - ac ne mann þencte ymb hine,
Galileiscne guman þe gaf his feorh
in geodagum begeondan sæ.
Ac secgað we ealle, secgas ond þegnas,
we þa wyrcað seo woruld for wera dæda,
"Nis naht - we abidað oððæt gebrohte wierþþ
hider oðer gamen us, Hroceburgisc."