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Anon Lil 69VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 69’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 640-1.

Anonymous PoemsLilja
686970

text and translation

Máríu son, fyrir miskunn dýra
manns náttúru og líkam sannan
kennztu við, svá að mín þú minniz,
minn drottinn, í ríki þínu.
Æfinliga með lyftum lófum,
lof ræðandi, á knie sín bæði
skepnan öll er skyld að falla,
skapari minn, fyrir ásjón þinni.

{Máríu son}, fyrir dýra miskunn kennztu við náttúru manns og sannan líkam, svá að þú minniz mín, drottinn minn, í ríki þínu. Æfinliga með lyftum lófum er öll skepnan, ræðandi lof, skyld að falla á bæði knie sín, skapari minn, fyrir ásjón þinni.
 
‘Son of Mary [= Christ], for the sake of precious mercy acknowledge your human nature and your true body, so that you are mindful of me, my Lord, in your kingdom. Unceasingly, with lifted hands, uttering praise, all creation should fall on both its knees, my Creator, before your face.

notes and context

[5-8]: The third repetition of the second stef.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson, Lilja 69: AII, 385, BII, 408, Skald II, 223.

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