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Anon Heil 14VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa 14’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 882.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra manna drápa
131415

text and translation

S…
draga oss mest frá guði
hönd dauðans að várri öndu.
Skírir menn hjá skapara várum
skína fagrt, er þoldu pínur;
Kristur hefir þá krafti dýstum
kórónað fyr þrautir stórar.

S… draga oss mest frá guði ... hönd dauðans að várri öndu. Skírir menn, er þoldu pínur, skína fagrt hjá skapara várum; Kristur hefir kórónað þá dýstum krafti fyr stórar þrautir.
 
‘S... draw us most from God ... the hand of death to our soul. Pure men, who suffered torments, shine beautifully with our Creator; Christ has crowned them with the most glorious power for their great struggles.

notes and context

[5-8]: A cross in the margin of 720a VI indicates that this is a refrain helmingr.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd 14: AII, 514, BII, 566, Skald II, 310, Kahle 1898, 93, 113.

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