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Gamlkan Jóndr 4VII

Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Jónsdrápa 4’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 136.

Gamli kanókiJónsdrápa
34

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Hǫrðu lát mik hverju firðan,
hreinlífr faðir dróttar, meini,
— síðan mætti ór of eyðask
andar sôr — þvís ljónum grandar.
Flotna, vildak frá þér aldri,
ferðgeymandi, skiliðr verða;
uggr es mér, hvárt þá mák þiggja
þessa gipt, es heimar skiptask.

{Hreinlífr faðir dróttar}, lát mik firðan hverju hǫrðu meini, þvís grandar ljónum; mætti {ór sôr andar} síðan of eyðask. {{Flotna ferð}geymandi}, vildak aldri verða skiliðr frá þér; uggr es mér, hvárt þá mák þiggja þessa gipt, es heimar skiptask.
 
‘Pure-living Father of the host [= God], let me be removed from every hard evil which injures men; may our wounds of the soul [SINS] then be wiped out. Guardian of the troop of mariners [MANKIND > = God], I would wish never to be parted from you; I am anxious whether I shall be able to receive this grace at the time when worlds are exchanged.

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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: Gamli kanóki, 1. Jóansdrápa 4: AI, 561, BI, 548, Skald I, 266; Jón4 1874, 511, Bugge 1874, 934, Lange 1958a, 82.

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