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[5-8] leiðum ... fyr várs hjarta sjónir ... meinlæti ‘let us bring ... before our heart’s eyes ... the torments’: The idiom is leiða e-t augum ‘to lead something to the eyes, to make something the object of sight’ (see e.g. Hym 13/7-8 [NK 90] and Fritzner: leiða 7). This seems to be the only occurrence with fyr(ir) (but cf. setja fyr augu ‘set before the eyes’ 42/4); it may suggest not only bringing but holding the object before one in sustained contemplation. — [6-7] hjarta sjónir ‘heart’s eyes’: Sjón ‘sight, appearance’ > ‘faculty of sight’ > ‘eye’. Rydberg makes hjarta part of a kenning for God: várs hjarta siðgætis ‘virtue-guardian of our heart’. But hjarta sjónir translates the oculi cordis ‘eyes of the heart’ of Eph. I.18, which occurs also in the liturgy (Manz 1941, 330, no. 653).
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