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Anon Brúðv 33VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 33’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 553.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur
3233

text and translation

Oss bjargi Jésús;
ógnframr himins gramr
dýrðar láti vár orð
endaz, meðan veröld stendr,
svá að heim á degi dóms
dróttinn í unaðs gnótt
ýta laði ágætr
alla; það er bragar fall.

Jésús bjargi oss; {ógnframr gramr himins} láti vár dýrðar orð endaz, meðan veröld stendr, svá að ágætr dróttinn laði alla ýta heim í gnótt unaðs á dóms degi; það er fall bragar.
 
‘May Jesus save us; may the ruler of heaven, outstanding [= God] in battle, make our words of glory last as long as the world exists, so that the magnificent Lord may invite all men home to abundance of joy on Judgement Day; that is the end of the poem.

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ÍM II, 136.

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