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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Líknarbraut (Líkn) - 52

Líknarbraut (‘The Way of Grace’) — Anon LíknVII

George S. Tate 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Líknarbraut’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 228-86.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut (AII, 150-9, BII, 160-74)

SkP info: VII, 258-9

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28 — Anon Líkn 28VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 258-9.

Heim laðar hvern frá dómi
himins fyrða til dýrðar
— gipt þrýtrat þá — gætir
glyggranns með sér dyggra;
en veglausum vísar
vándum lýð til fjánda
birtiranns at brenna
byrjar valdr of aldir.

{Gætir {glyggranns}} laðar hvern dyggra fyrða heim með sér frá dómi til himins dýrðar; gipt þrýtrat þá; en {valdr {birtiranns byrjar}} vísar veglausum vándum lýð til fjánda at brenna of aldir.

{The guardian {of the storm-house}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] invites each of the faithful men home with him from the Judgement to heaven’s glory; grace will not fail then; but {the ruler {of the radiant house of the wind}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] consigns the inglorious, wicked host to devils to burn forever.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 28 (AII, 155; BII, 167); Skald II, 88; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 43-4, Rydberg 1907, 16, 50, Tate 1974, 73.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11v, 44 - 11v, 46 (Líkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  
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