Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Allra postula minnisvísur 3’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 856-7.
Gief þú Andréas yndi
oss er hiekkt á krossi,
svá að frumtígnar fagnað
fái menn í hóp þenna.
Sier til æstrar æru
almáttigr guð valdi
þig með þýðu fagri;
þitt vald tapaz oss aldri.
Signi hier guð sjálfr inni
sankte Andréas minni.
Andréas, er hiekkt á krossi, gief þú oss yndi, svá að menn fái í þenna hóp fagnað frumtígnar. Almáttigr guð valdi þig sier til æstrar æru með fagri þýðu; þitt vald tapaz oss aldri. Guð sjálfr signi hier inni minni sankte Andréas.
Andrew, who hung upon a cross, grant us joy, so that people may receive into this company the delight of supreme glory. Almighty God chose you for himself for the highest honour with fair gentleness; your might will never be lost from us. May God himself bless herein a memorial toast for Saint Andrew.
Readings:  hiekkt: ‘hieck’ 721  fagnað: ‘fangnad’ 721
Notes:  Andréas yndi: With this skothending cf. Anon Andr 1/5: Andréas yndi. —  Andréas: On S. Andrew the Apostle, see Cross and Livingstone 1983, 51; Jón Þorkelsson 1888, 58, 61, 65-6; Bugge 1956, 133-8; Widding, Bekker-Nielsen and Shook 1963, 299-300; Foote 1976, 159-60; Cormack 1994, 78-80, 240. —  er hiekkt á krossi ‘[you] who hung upon a cross’: The wording is reminiscent of some of the accounts of Andrew’s crucifixion in the lists of Apostles which preface the Hieronymian Martyrologies (cf. Brev. 3; IO 69), which describe Andrew as cruci suspensus ‘suspended on a cross’. But it is not possible to point to a specific source for such a commonplace detail. Accounts of S. Andrew’s passion generally emphasise that he was tied, rather than nailed, to a cross (see Note to Andr 2/2; cf. Cross 1979, 170; Foote 1976, 153, 154, 159-60). —  hiekkt: The emendation from ms. ‘hieck’ is necessary to give a verb in the 2nd pers. sg. —  sier til æstrar æru ‘for himself for the highest honour’: This edn understands the highest honour to be S. Andrew’s, but it is possible to interpret the l. to understand the honour as God’s.
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