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Anon Vitn 26VII/8 — víf ‘lady’

Væri eg skyldr að skýra,
skínandi mey, þína
dýrð jartegnar orðum,
ynnilig, sem eg kynni.
Taktu ór sárum sektum,
sönn hjálparvón mönnum,
andir sviftar syndum,
sætt víf, að eilífu.

Væri eg skyldr að skýra, ynnilig, skínandi mey, dýrð þína orðum jartegnar, sem eg kynni. Taktu, sönn hjálparvón mönnum, andir, sviftar syndum, ór sárum sektum, sætt víf, að eilífu.

I should be obliged to explain, loveable, shining Virgin, your virtue of miracles with words, as well as I could. Take, true salvation-hope for men, the spirits, snatched from sins, out of bitter outlawry, sweet lady, forever.

notes

[8]: 713 adds amen after the last word of the l.

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