Dream of the Rood Back to lines 1-50
51 wrara wyrda. Geseah ic weruda god Click for translation
earle enian. ystro hfdon
bewrigen mid wolcnum wealdendes hrw,
scirne sciman, sceadu foreode,
55 wann under wolcnum. Weop eal gesceaft, Click for translation
cwidon cyninges fyll. Crist ws on rode.
Hwere r fuse feorran cwoman
to am elinge. Ic t eall beheold.
Sare ic ws mid sorgum gedrefed, hnag ic hwre am secgum to handa,
60 eamod elne mycle. Genamon hie r lmihtigne god, Click for translation
ahofon hine of am hefian wite. Forleton me a hilderincas
standan steame bedrifenne;   eall ic ws mid strlum forwundod.
Aledon hie r limwerigne, gestodon him t his lices heafdum,
beheoldon hie r heofenes dryhten, ond he hine r hwile reste,
65 mee fter am miclan gewinne. Ongunnon him a moldern wyrcan Click for translation
beornas on banan gesyhe; curfon hie t of beorhtan stane,
gesetton hie ron sigora wealdend. Ongunnon him a sorhleo galan
earme on a fentide, a hie woldon eft siian,
mee fram am mran eodne. Reste he r mte weorode.
70 Hwere we r greotende gode hwile Click for translation
stodon on staole, syan stefn up gewat
hilderinca. Hrw colode,
fger feorgbold. a us man fyllan ongan
ealle to eoran. t ws egeslic wyrd!
75 Bedealf us man on deopan seae. Hwre me r dryhtnes egnas, Click for translation
freondas gefrunon,
ond gyredon me golde ond seolfre.
Nu u miht gehyran, hle min se leofa,
t ic bealuwara weorc gebiden hbbe,
80 sarra sorga. Is nu sl cumen Click for translation
t me weoria wide ond side
menn ofer moldan, ond eall eos mre gesceaft,
gebidda him to yssum beacne. On me bearn godes
rowode hwile. Foran ic rymfst nu
85 hlifige under heofenum, ond ic hlan mg Click for translation
ghwylcne anra, ara e him bi egesa to me.
Iu ic ws geworden wita heardost,
leodum laost, ran ic him lifes weg
rihtne gerymde, reordberendum.
90 Hwt, me a geweorode wuldres ealdor Click for translation
ofer holmwudu, heofonrices weard!
Swylce swa he his modor eac, Marian sylfe,
lmihtig god for ealle menn
geweorode ofer eall wifa cynn.
95 Nu ic e hate, hle min se leofa, Click for translation
t u as gesyhe secge mannum,
onwreoh wordum t hit is wuldres beam,
se e lmihtig god on rowode
for mancynnes manegum synnum
100 ond Adomes ealdgewyrhtum. Click for translation
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