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Lilja (‘Lily’) — Anon LilVII

Martin Chase 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lilja’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 544-677.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja (AII, 363-95, BII, 390-416)

SkP info: VII, 620-1

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51 — Anon Lil 51VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 51’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 620-1.

Yfirmeistarinn allra lista,
Jésús góðr, er lífgar þjóðir,
veittu mier að stilla og stýra,
steflig orð megi tungan efla.
Æfinliga með lyftum lófum,
lof ræðandi, á knie sín bæði
skepnan öll er skyld að falla,
skapari minn, fyrir ásjón þinni.

Yfirmeistarinn allra lista, Jésús góðr, er lífgar þjóðir, veittu mier að stilla og stýra, tungan megi efla steflig orð. Æfinliga með lyftum lófum er öll skepnan, ræðandi lof, skyld að falla á bæði knie sín, skapari minn, fyrir ásjón þinni.

Highest master of all arts, good Jesus, who gives people life, grant me to compose and arrange, [that] my tongue might be able to command words for a stef. Unceasingly, with lifted hands, uttering praise, all creation should fall on both its knees, my Creator, before your face.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 51 (AII, 379-80; BII, 403-4); Skald II, 220.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 115ra, 23 - 115ra, 27  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 10v, 9 - 10v, 15  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 32, 7 - 32, 11  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 10, 17 - 10, 20  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 251 - 251  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 121, 21 - 122, 5  transcr.  image  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 136, 12 - 136, 14 [5-8]  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 13r - 13v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 33r - 33r  transcr.  image  
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