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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilags anda drápa (Heildr) - 18

Heilags anda drápa (‘Drápa about the Holy Spirit’) — Anon HeildrVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilags anda drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 450-67.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. [3]. Heilags anda vísur (AII, 160-3, BII, 175-80)

SkP info: VII, 459

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9 — Anon Heildr 9VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilags anda drápa 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 459.

Mærr valdi gefr mildi
meinlausum her beinan
guðs, þeim er grimmu niðrar
grandi hræzlu, anda.
Sú er prýðigjöf góðum
grundvöllr stöðugr undir
(náir gipt, er krefr) kröptum
(Krist af hjarta tvistu).

{Mærr valdi mildi} gefr meinlausum her, þeim er niðrar grimmu grandi hræzlu, beinan anda guðs. Sú prýðigjöf er stöðugr grundvöllr undir góðum kröptum; náir gipt, er krefr Krist af tvistu hjarta.

{The great ruler of mercy} [= God] gives the sinless army, which supresses terrible damage through fear, the helpful spirit of God. That magnificent gift is a secure foundation beneath good powers; he will obtain grace who calls on Christ from a repentant [lit. sorrowful] heart.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. [3]. Heilags anda vísur 9 (AII, 161; BII, 177); Skald II, 93, NN §2339; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 54, Rydberg 1907, 2, 46, Attwood 1996a, 57, 153.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10r, 17 - 10r, 19 (Heildr)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
AM 757 a 4° (BRydberg) - (SnE)  
AM 757 a 4° (BFJ) - (SnE)  
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