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Anon Andr 1VII/3 — hæsta ‘the highest’

Enn kom elsku þinnar
annarr drottins manna
fýstr í faðminn hæsta,
frið bjóðandi þjóðum.
Fekk Andréas yndi
æstr á krossi mæstum
lofandi guðs í lífi
líkjari himinríkis.

Enn kom annarr drottins manna fýstr þinnar elsku í hæsta faðminn, bjóðandi frið þjóðum. Æstr Andréas, í lífi lofandi líkjari guðs, fekk yndi himinríkis á mæstum krossi.

Again came another of the Lord’s men, eager for your love, into the highest embrace, offering peace to nations. Most noble Andrew, in his life a praiseworthy imitator of God, obtained the joy of the kingdom of heaven on the most glorious cross.



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