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Anon Mdr 9VII/7 — verð ‘worthy’

Skínn með sælu sannri
— sannfriett er það — manna
hjálparván og hreinum
hæst líf guði ið næsta.
Lýtr öll veröld ítri
yfirþjóðkonungs móður;
verð er drottning dýrðar
dæmd til efri sæmdar.

Hjálparván manna og hæst líf skínn með sannri sælu ið næsta hreinum guði; sannfriett er það. Öll veröld lýtr ítri móður yfirþjóðkonungs; drottning dýrðar er dæmd verð til efri sæmdar.

Men’s hope of redemption and highest life shines with true bliss beside pure God; that is proved true. The whole world bows down before the glorious mother of the supreme king <= God> [= Mary]; the queen of glory is adjudged worthy of the highest honour.

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