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Gamlkan Has 16VII/4 — eigi ‘not’

Hefr, at hvern of rifjak,
harri minn, til fjarri,
grandi firðr, þanns gerðak
geig, es sék þik eigi,
elsku kuðr, alls yðvarr,
ǫðlingr, hefik, rǫðla,
aumligr þræll í ǫllum
afgerðum mik vafðan.

Hefr til fjarri, at of rifjak hvern geig, þanns gerðak, es sék þik eigi, harri minn, grandi firðr, alls, yðvarr aumligr þræll, hefik mik vafðan í ǫllum afgerðum, ǫðlingr rǫðla, elsku kuðr.

It is far [from the case] that I can enumerate every injury that I have committed when I do not see you, my Lord, removed from sin, since I, your wretched servant, have wrapped myself in all [kinds of] misdeeds, prince of heavenly bodies [= God], renowned for love.

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