The Phoenix Back to lines 501 - 600
symle in sibbe, sunnan gelice.
■Šr se beorhta beag, brogden wundrum
eorcnanstanum, eadigra gehwam
hlifa­ ofer heafde. Heafelan lixa­,
605 ■rymme bi■eahte. ­eodnes cynegold
so­fŠstra gehwone sellic glenge­
leohte in life, ■Šr se longa gefea,
608 ece ond edgeong, Šfre ne swe■ra­,
ac hy in wlite wunia­, wuldre bitolden
610 fŠgrum frŠtwum, mid fŠder engla.
611 Ne bi­ him on ■am wicum wiht to sorge,
wroht ne we■el ne gewindagas,
hungor se hata ne se hearda ■urst,
yrm■u ne yldo. Him se Š■ela cyning
615 forgife­ goda gehwylc. ■Šr gŠsta gedryht
616 hŠlend herga­ ond heofoncyninges
meahte mŠrsia­, singa­ metude lof.
618 Swinsa­ sibgedryht swega mŠste
hŠdre ymb ■Št halge heahseld godes,
620 bli■e bletsia­ bregu selestan
621 eadge mid englum, efenhleo■re ■us:
"Sib si ■e, so­ god, ond snyttrucrŠft,
ond ■e ■onc sy ■rymsittendum
geongra gyfena, goda gehwylces.
625 Micel, unmŠte mŠgnes streng­u,
heah ond halig! Heofonas sindon
fŠgre gefylled, fŠder Šlmihtig,
ealra ■rymma ■rym, ■ines wuldres,
uppe mid englum ond on eor­an somod.
630 Gefreo■a usic, frym■a scyppend! ■u eart fŠder Šlmihtig
in heannesse, heofuna waldend."
632 ­us reordia­ ryhtfremmende,
633 manes amerede, in ■Šre mŠran byrig;
cyne■rym cy■a­, caseres lof
635 singa­ on swegle so­fŠstra gedryht,
■am anum is ece weor­mynd
for­ butan ende. NŠs his frym­ Šfre,
eades ongyn. ■eah he on eor■an her
639 ■urh cildes had cenned wŠre
640 in middangeard, hwŠ■re his meahta sped
heah ofer heofonum halig wunade,
dom unbryce. ■eah he dea■es cwealm
on rode treow rŠfnan sceolde,
■earlic wite, he ■y ■riddan dŠge
645 Šfter lices hryre lif eft onfeng
■urh fŠder fultum. Swa fenix beacna­,
647 geong in geardum, godbearnes meaht,
■onne he of ascan eft onwŠcne­
in lifes lif, leomum ge■ungen.
650 Swa se hŠlend us helpe gefremede
■urh his lices gedal, lif butan ende,
swa se fugel swetum his fi■ru tu
ond wynsumum wyrtum gefylle­,
fŠgrum foldwŠstmum, ■onne afysed bi­.
655 ■Št sindon ■a word, swa us gewritu secga­,
hleo■or haligra, ■e him to heofonum bi­,
to ■am mildan gode, mod afysed
in dreama dream, ■Šr hi dryhtne to giefe
worda ond weorca wynsumne stenc
660 in ■a mŠran gesceaft meotude bringa­,
661 in ■Št leohte lif. Sy him lof symle
■urh woruld worulda, ond wuldres blŠd,
663 ar ond onwald, in ■am uplican
rodera rice. He is on ryht cyning
665 middangeardes ond mŠgen■rymmes,
666 wuldre biwunden in ■Šre wlitigan byrig.
667 Hafa­ us alyfed lucis auctor
■Št we motun her merueri,
goddŠdum begietan gaudia in celo,
670 ■Šr we motun maxima regna
secan ond gesittan sedibus altis,
lifgan in lisse lucis et pacis,
agan eardinga almŠ letitie,
brucan blŠddaga, blandem et mitem
675 geseon sigora frean sine fine,
ond him lof singan laude perenne,
eadge mid englum. Alleluia.