Dream of the Rood Back to lines 51 - 100
101 Dea he r byrigde, hwere eft dryhten aras Click for translation
mid his miclan mihte mannum to helpe.
He a on heofenas astag. Hider eft funda
on ysne middangeard mancynn secan
105 on domdge dryhten sylfa, Click for translation
lmihtig god, ond his englas mid,
t he onne wile deman, se ah domes geweald,
anra gehwylcum swa he him rur her
on yssum lnum life geearna.
110 Ne mg r nig unforht wesan Click for translation
for am worde e se wealdend cwy.
Frine he for re mnige hwr se man sie,
se e for dryhtnes naman deaes wolde
biteres onbyrigan, swa he r on am beame dyde.
115 Ac hie onne forhtia, ond fea enca Click for translation
hwt hie to Criste cwean onginnen.
Ne earf r onne nig anforht wesan
e him r in breostum bere beacna selest,
ac urh a rode sceal rice gesecan
120 of eorwege ghwylc sawl, Click for translation
seo e mid wealdende wunian ence."
Gebd ic me a to an beame blie mode,
elne mycle, r ic ana ws
mte werede. Ws modsefa
125 afysed on forwege, feala ealra gebad Click for translation
langunghwila. Is me nu lifes hyht
t ic one sigebeam secan mote
ana oftor onne ealle men,
well weorian. Me is willa to am
130 mycel on mode, ond min mundbyrd is Click for translation
geriht to re rode. Nah ic ricra feala
freonda on foldan, ac hie for heonon
gewiton of worulde dreamum, sohton him wuldres cyning,
lifia nu on heofenum mid heahfdere,
135 wunia on wuldre, ond ic wene me Click for translation
daga gehwylce hwnne me dryhtnes rod,
e ic her on eoran r sceawode,
on ysson lnan life gefetige
ond me onne gebringe r is blis mycel,
140 dream on heofonum, r is dryhtnes folc Click for translation
geseted to symle, r is singal blis,
ond me onne asette r ic syan mot
wunian on wuldre, well mid am halgum
dreames brucan. Si me dryhten freond,
145 se e her on eoran r rowode Click for translation
on am gealgtreowe for guman synnum.
He us onlysde ond us lif forgeaf,
heofonlicne ham. Hiht ws geniwad
mid bledum ond mid blisse am e r bryne olodan.
150 Se sunu ws sigorfst   on am sifate, Click for translation
mihtig ond spedig, a he mid manigeo com,
gasta weorode, on godes rice,
anwealda lmihtig, englum to blisse
ond eallum am halgum am e on heofonum r
155 wunedon on wuldre, a heora wealdend cwom, Click for translation
lmihtig god, r his eel ws.