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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

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Leiðarvísan (‘Way-Guidance’) — Anon LeiðVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘ Anonymous, Leiðarvísan’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 137-78. <> (accessed 2 July 2022)

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan, et digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 618-26, BI, 622-33)

SkP info: VII, 173

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38 — Anon Leið 38VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 38’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 173.

Verðim vér ok fyrðar
— vili svá faðir skilja —
hilmis frægs til hœgri
handar allra landa,
ok heim dýrstr frá dómi
dagskeiðs jǫfurr leiði
oss frá ótta hvǫssum
ǫll til himna hallar.

Verðim vér ok fyrðar til hœgri handar {frægs hilmis allra landa} — vili faðir skilja svá —, ok {dýrstr jǫfurr {dagskeiðs}} leiði oss ǫll frá hvǫssum ótta, frá dómi, heim til {hallar himna}.

May we [I] and [other] men be at the right hand {of the famous ruler of all lands} [= God] — may the Father be willing to decide thus — and may {the most dear prince {of the day-course}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] lead us all from acute fear, from judgement, home to {the hall of the heavens} [SKY/HEAVEN].

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 38 (AI, 625; BI, 631-2); Skald I, 307, NN §3251; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 68, Rydberg 1907, 10, Attwood 1996a, 69, 180.


AM 757 a 4° (B) 11r, 20 - 11r, 22  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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