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Anon Lil 6VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 568-9.

Anonymous PoemsLilja
567

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Herra guð sá er hverjum dýrri,
himin og jörð í fyrstu gjörði;
prýddi hann með þrysvar þrennum
— það er riett trúa mín — eingla stiettar.
Áðr, var hann þó jafn og síðan
ærinn sier, en skepnan væri;
gjörði hann heim og teygði tíma
tvá jafnaldra í sínu valdi.

Herra guð, sá er dýrri hverjum, gjörði í fyrstu himin og jörð; hann prýddi með þrysvar þrennum stiettar eingla; það er riett trúa mín. Áðr en skepnan væri, og síðan, var hann þó jafn ærinn sier; gjörði hann heim og teygði tíma, tvá jafnaldra í valdi sínu.
 
‘The Lord God, who is more precious than everyone, made in the begining heaven and earth; he adorned them with three times three orders of angels; that is truly my belief. Before creation existed, and afterwards, he was nevertheless the same, sufficient in himself; he made the world and stretched out time, two [entities] of the same age in his power.

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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.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson, Lilja 6: AII, 365, BII, 391-2, Skald II, 213, NN §§1516, 2629C, 3218.

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